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Wed 25 Jan, Wed 1 Feb, ... Wed 14 Mar 2012
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, CLIC 1

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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Engineering: English Focus on Writing 2 (Department of Engineering ONLY)
PrerequisitesSpecial

Wed 25 Jan, Wed 1 Feb, ... Wed 14 Mar 2012

Description

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

Target audience
  • Graduate students, Post-Docs and Research Fellows of Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • Participants must be a Non-native speaker
Sessions

Number of sessions: 8

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 25 Jan 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
2 Wed 1 Feb 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
3 Wed 8 Feb 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
4 Wed 15 Feb 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
5 Wed 22 Feb 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
6 Wed 29 Feb 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
7 Wed 7 Mar 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
8 Wed 14 Mar 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Topics covered
  • Language work to support your academic writing e.g. use of tenses, pronouns for reference, linking words and phases and synonyms
  • 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"
Aims


To improve in written texts:

  • Clarity
  • Cohesion
  • Comprehensibility
Format

Class work and individual study

Syllabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

Eight sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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