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Mon 4 Nov, Mon 11 Nov, ... Mon 9 Dec 2013
14:30 - 16:30
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Provided by: Engineering Language Unit


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English Focus on Writing - Non-native PhD and Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering

Mon 4 Nov, Mon 11 Nov, ... Mon 9 Dec 2013

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 and Postdoc, MPhil by Research students from the 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: 6

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 4 Nov 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3 map A.J. Tomura
2 Mon 11 Nov 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3 map A.J. Tomura
3 Mon 18 Nov 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 2 map A.J. Tomura
4 Mon 25 Nov 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3 map A.J. Tomura
5 Mon 2 Dec 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3 map A.J. Tomura
6 Mon 9 Dec 2013   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Institute for Manufacturing, Seminar Room 3 map A.J. Tomura
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
Aims


To improve in written texts:

  • Clarity
  • Cohesion
  • Comprehensibility
Format

Class work and individual study

Syllabus

Course syllabus is available

Duration

Six sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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