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Wed 15 Jan 2014
14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room

Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English: Communication Skills - Writing Workshop

Wed 15 Jan 2014


This course is intended for non-native speaker PhD Engineering students who wish to improve their skills in writing dissertations, research papers and reports.

Target audience
  • Non-native PhD and Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Must be PhD, postdoc or MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 15 Jan 2014 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room map A.J. Tomura

This two-hour workshop will explore techniques for building a wider vocabulary, including the use of synonym phrases, collocations and definitions. We will study ways of improving our spelling, and clarify our understanding of ‘register’. In doing so we will examine published papers and theses to see how writers use vocabulary effectively. Finally, we will look at online tools, such as concordancers, thesauruses and dictionaries, to see how they can be used to support our writing.


The aims of this workshop are to:

  • Examine ways of extending vocabulary range
  • Study techniques for improving accuracy in spelling
  • Explore common phrase patterns (e.g. collocations) used in the field of Engineering
  • Clarify the notion of register in an academic context

One two hour session


Once a year

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