If you complete this course successfully, you will have the basic knowledge and skills to write an academic paper in your field of study. In addition, you will have conscious command of the most important grammatical structures of English required for this. You will also know how to expand your vocabulary for formal academic writing in English, and use stylistic features appropriately.
Intended for students who have not taken any other courses in academic writing in English, this course will help you acquire the basic knowledge and skills required to produce written academic work in your field of study. Not only will you learn to use the most important grammatical structures of English appropriately, but you will also expand your knowledge of the kind of vocabulary and register required in formal academic writing in your subject. Needless to say, some attention will also be paid to the mechanics of academic writing in English (structure, punctuation, referencing).|
Although this course requires students to give brief oral presentations on their written work, their oral proficiency will not be assessed. Students interested in improving their proficiency in spoken English are referred to a separate course entitled Academic Speaking.
This course is not open to students who have passed Academic English (EN1V14001), The Writers’ Lab (EN1V13002), English Language & Linguistics for TCS/Minor (EN1V14002) or English Literature & Culture for TCS/Minor (EN1V14003).
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan metBronnen van zelfstudie
|At least a B2 level in English for all relevant skills (comparable to a Dutch VWO exit-level).||Verplicht materiaal|
|Janene van Loon, Arnoud Thüss, Nicole Schmidt, & Kevin Haines, Academic writing in English: A process-based approach (2nd ed., Coutinho, 2016)|
|J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Principles and pitfalls of English grammar (3rd ed., Coutinho,|
AlgemeenIn addition to the lectures, students will participate in two tutorials of two hours each. During these tutorials, students will be given the opportunity to engage with the lecture materials and to apply these to actual assignments from their own field of study.
Voorbereiding bijeenkomstenStudents prepare homework assignments before coming to class. One of the main activities involves writing a paper in a widely accepted, formal, academic style. Students will also report on their progress by means of short in-class presentations.
Bijdrage aan groepswerkPeer evaluation of other students’ written work.
|Toets per computer|
Beoordeling1. ability to write an academic paper in the relevant field of study
2. conscious command of the most important grammatical structures of English
3. knowledge of academic English vocabulary and style
DeadlinesWeek 7 or 8.
Aspecten van academische vorming
| • Academisch denken, werken en handelen • Communicatieve vaardigheden • Kennis hanteren in een bredere context |