Writing in English for Publication course

Level: Advanced (B2/C1)

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.

Are you enrolling for a course on location? If so, it is possible that some classes will need to take place online due to corona measures. You can cancel or reschedule your registration for a group course free of charge up to 10 days before the start of the course.

€ 460,00

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Starting from 10 February 2022

+ 3 more dates

About the 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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Method

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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Practical

  • 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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Schedule

  • Starting date: 10 February 2022 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday10 February 202213:0016:00
    Thursday17 February 202213:0016:00
    Thursday24 February 202213:0016:00
    Thursday3 March 202213:0016:00
    Thursday10 March 202213:0016:00
    Thursday17 March 202213:0016:00
    Thursday24 March 202213:0016:00

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  • Starting date: 10 February 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Thursday10 February 202213:0015:30
    Thursday17 February 202213:0015:30
    Thursday24 February 202213:0015:30
    Thursday3 March 202213:0015:30
    Thursday10 March 202213:0015:30
    Thursday17 March 202213:0015:30
    Thursday24 March 202213:0015:30

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2022 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday21 April 202213:0015:30
    Thursday28 April 202213:0015:30
    Thursday5 May 202213:0015:30
    Thursday12 May 202213:0015:30
    Thursday19 May 202213:0015:30
    Thursday2 June 202213:0015:30
    Thursday9 June 202213:0015:30

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Thursday21 April 202213:0015:30
    Thursday28 April 202213:0015:30
    Thursday5 May 202213:0015:30
    Thursday12 May 202213:0015:30
    Thursday19 May 202213:0015:30
    Thursday2 June 202213:0015:30
    Thursday9 June 202213:0015:30

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