Language & professional skills: Academic English writing skills
Full course description
An intensive introduction to Academic Writing in English that focuses the students on the process of writing an academic paper tailored for their discipline. Using context specific examples, it compels students to construct their papers and to convey their ideas and arguments in precise, clear and coherent English that is acceptable in an academic institution. The course allows students to understand the influence of language on the reader and the importance of accuracy in academic writing.
At the end of this course students will be able to: • Understand how academic paragraphs are constructed; • Understand how reporting verbs are used in academic writing; • Understand how cohesive devices improve the coherence of academic writing; • Understand the distinction between academic written and general English; • Recognise common errors in academic English.
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