Engineering Language Unit

English Focus on Writing - Lent

Provided by: ELU

Tue 28 Jan, Tue 4 Feb, ... Tue 4 Mar 2014  –  Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10


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Description: This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Target audience:

  • Non-native PhD students from the Department of Engineering ONLY
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Six sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 6

Date Time Venue Trainer
Tue 28 Jan 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Tue 4 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 H.R. East
Tue 11 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 H.R. East
Tue 18 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 H.R. East
Tue 25 Feb 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 H.R. East
Tue 4 Mar 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 10 H.R. East

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be a Non-native speaker

Aims:
To improve in written texts:

  • Clarity
  • Cohesion
  • Comprehensibility

Topics covered:

  • Discourse structure and formats of a research paper
  • Language work to support your academic writing
  • Editing and summarising texts including the avoidance of redundant vocabulary and phrases
  • Appropriate punctuation
  • Appropriacy of style and register (levels of formality)
  • Referencing, graphs and figures

Syllabus: Course syllabus is available

Related courses:

Theme: English