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Tue 24 Apr, Tue 1 May, ... Tue 5 Jun 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 Writing Surgery (Department of Engineering ONLY)
PrerequisitesSpecial

Tue 24 Apr, Tue 1 May, ... Tue 5 Jun 2012

Description

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

  • The first hour of each session is teacher input and any areas arising from students’ needs
  • The second hour of each session will be individual supervisions of work sent in to the teacher and there will be a sign-up sheet each week
  • Please note that any text for marking and discussion needs to have been marked by the teacher prior to individual supervisions. This is to enable the effective use of students’ time allocation
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: 7

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 24 Apr 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
2 Tue 1 May 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
3 Tue 8 May 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
4 Tue 15 May 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
5 Tue 22 May 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
6 Tue 29 May 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
7 Tue 5 Jun 2012   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 1 map Dr D.M.A. Chappell
Topics covered
  • Aspects of structure including cohesion and coherence
  • Functional appropriateness of tenses
  • Redundancy in text and work on avoiding it.
  • Grammar e.g. article use; subject/verb agreement
Aims

To assist first year students working on their First Year Reports or those who are currently writing up

Format

Class work and individual study

Syllabus

Course syllabus available

Duration

Seven sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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