Academic English Writing

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Programme of study: International Research Workshop

Lecturer: Dr. Jonathan Mole, (Europa-Universität Flensburg)

Date: Thursday, 29/09/16 (09:30 – 18:00)

Max. number of participants: 20

Credit Points: 5 CP for participating in the whole IRWS

Language of instruction: English


Writing an academic text can be a daunting and complex task requiring knowledge of a range of accepted writing conventions as well as the ability to construct sentences that are idiomatically and grammatically correct. This course aims to highlight a range of important components in the writing process through analysis and practice using authentic academic texts. Topics covered include: academic style (formality, impersonal and objective language, passive voice, caution, nominalisation); structure at sentence, paragraph and document level; reporting verbs and their forms; coherence and cohesion.

Requirement of students: Please supply at least two weeks before the workshop begins an abstract or proposal for your research project, or a similar extract of academic text that you have written. English language skills on CEFR level B2/C1.

You have to register for the 10th International Research Workshop to participate in this course.