Academic Writing in English for Master Students

In this course, you will become familiar with the writing conventions needed in scientific academic writing. Moreover, you will produce and polish your own introduction and conclusion/discussion sections.

€175,00

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Starting from 14 November 2018

About the Academic Writing in English for Master Students I course

Academisch Engels schrijven Master

Over 60 % of master courses in the Netherlands are now taught in English. Master’s students therefore need to possess excellent English language skills.

In this course, you will become familiar with the writing conventions of scientific academic writing. Moreover, you will produce and polish your own introduction and conclusion sections.

The aim of the course is to enable you to produce a piece of written academic discourse, either a part of a research report or an essay, in the subject of your field. In addition, you will discover your own strengths and weaknesses in academic writing in English. You will learn how to improve your writing and use various self-study strategies, which will be beneficial for the rest of your academic career.

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Learning goals

This course focuses on:

  • Studying two essential components of an academic report/essay: Introduction & Conclusion/Discussion
  • Working on language needed for the different components of an academic report/essay:
  • Passive voice
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Hedging
  • Formality
  • Depersonalized language
  • Tenses used in a science research report
  • Graphs & tables

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Method

During this course, there will be individual assignments, but we will also be working in pairs, small groups or in plenary. You will receive feedback from each other and your language trainer.

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Time Investment

This course consists of 6 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

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Practical

The language of instruction is English.

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 25% discount.

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  • Starting date: 14 November 2018
    Day Date Start End
    Wednesday 14 November 2018 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 21 November 2018 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 28 November 2018 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 12 December 2018 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 19 December 2018 20:00 21:45
    Wednesday 9 January 2019 20:00 21:45

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  • Starting date: 7 February 2019
    Day Date Start End
    Thursday 7 February 2019 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 14 February 2019 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 21 February 2019 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 28 February 2019 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 7 March 2019 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 14 March 2019 20:00 21:45

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