Writing in English for Publication

Level: Advanced (C1/C2)

Publishing is an important factor in many academic careers. In the advanced course Writing in English for Publication, you work on your own completed draft, improving it step by step. You become aware of your language needs through analysis, peer review, critical reading and discussion.

All our on-site courses will be taught in the virtual classroom, at least until 20 April. For upcoming face-to-face courses we are working on the basis of several possible scenarios as regards the courses starting in the week of April 19th. These are outlined here for you.
We offer you a worry-free start to your course with our flexible booking policy.

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Starting from 23 April 2021

About the Writing in English for Publication course

This course will put you on the right track on the road to publication. This course has been developed in cooperation with Utrecht University.

The course will focus on writing an academic paper with a view to publication. This involves analysing its information and language conventions. We will analyse model texts and look at useful language for the different sections of a paper. We will discuss grammatical structures, punctuation, the use of linking words, and differences between American and British spelling. The course also covers writing a letter to the publisher. Course contents are adaptable to your needs.

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Learning goals

The aim of the course is to enable you to produce a piece of written academic discourse by improving awareness of organization, cohesion and use of language.

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During the course you work on your own academic paper / (experimental) research report. You are offered the opportunity to hand in part of the different sections of your text, which are read by a fellow participant and corrected by the language trainer.

It is essential to have a draft version of your English text ready at the beginning of the course. Bring the text to the first session.

Also, please bring a copy of an article (to the first lesson):

  • that you think is particularly good;
  • written by a native speaker of English, and
  • that has been published in a journal that you would also like to publish in.

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Time Investment

This course consists of 7 sessions of 3 hours at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 3-5 hours a week.

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  • This course is offered both on-site and in the virtual classroom. You can enrol for your preferred option using the buttons above. All our on-site classes are taught in a small group. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus here.
  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book and workbook. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session. Please also note: It is essential to have a draft version of your English text ready at the beginning of the course.
  • Active participation is preferred during the course meetings and ample time for self-study, preferably spread out evenly over the week. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 80% of the meetings.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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  • Starting date: 23 April 2021
    Friday23 April 202109:3012:30
    Friday30 April 202109:3012:30
    Friday7 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday14 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday21 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday28 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday4 June 202109:3012:30

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