The course's main objective is to offer students the knowledge and skills needed to produce and edit a good academic text in English.
Specific learning objectives: On completion of the course:
- You will be able to correct and avoid a number of common grammatical mistakes
- You will be able to correctly apply the English rules of punctuation
- You will be able to use the required academic vocabulary and appropriate academic style in your text(s)
- You will be aware of the differences between British and American spelling
- You will be able to analyse the structure of the different parts of an academic text and apply these to the description of your own research (introduction, methods, results, discussion)
- You will be able to recognise, correct or avoid a number of common problems related to sentence structure
- You will understand the different elements of a good paragraph
- You will be able to write and rewrite paragraphs independently to improve readability
This course is held three times in each semester.
PLEASE NOTE: Each course consists of 6 sessions which take place OVER 2 COURSE BLOCKS (i.e. Block 1 and 2 OR Block 3 and 4). This means that courses start at two moments in the year - the beginning of block 1 and the the beginning of block 3. Each course has a maximum number of 15 participants and any students enrolling after this limit is reached will be placed on a waiting list.
The course is intended for students in the writing stage of their research or those who have already written texts in English that they would like to improve. The lectures deal with the technical aspects of English (grammar, academic vocabulary, punctuation and spelling), and the structure of a coherent academic text (sentences and linking, paragraphs and paper parts). You will also learn how and how to edit your own and other people's work.
|It is important that participants are actually writing their thesis or internship report during the course.|
No final exam. Grade based on required attendance, active participation and completion of both the independent study and writing assignments.
This course is scheduled six times during the year - three groups in each semester. Courses consist of 6 sessions on alternating weeks, and each course runs over 2 study blocks (i.e. Block 1 & 2 OR Block 3 &4). Please examine the schedule (SWS/Persoonlijk rooster). If fewer than 10 students participate, the course will be cancelled. There is a maximimum of 15 participants per group. If this maximum is reached, you'll be placed on an waiting list. Please note that placement on this waiting list does not mean you are automatically subscribed for the next course! You have to actively subscribe yourself again.