Academic Writing in English for students – Advanced

In the course Academic Writing in English for students – Advanced, 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.

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Starting from 10 September 2019

About this 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.

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Learning goals

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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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.

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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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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Schedule

  • Starting date: 10 September 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday10 September 201920:0021:45
    Tuesday17 September 201920:0021:45
    Tuesday24 September 201920:0021:45
    Tuesday1 October 201920:0021:45
    Tuesday8 October 201920:0021:45
    Tuesday15 October 201920:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 27 September 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Friday27 September 201911:0012:45
    Friday4 October 201911:0012:45
    Friday11 October 201911:0012:45
    Friday18 October 201911:0012:45
    Friday25 October 201911:0012:45
    Friday1 November 201911:0012:45

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  • Starting date: 20 November 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday20 November 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday27 November 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday11 December 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday18 December 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday8 January 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday15 January 202020:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 20 November 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday20 November 201915:1517:00
    Wednesday27 November 201915:1517:00
    Wednesday4 December 201915:1517:00
    Wednesday11 December 201915:1517:00
    Wednesday18 December 201915:1517:00
    Wednesday8 January 202015:1517:00

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  • Starting date: 12 February 2020
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday12 February 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday19 February 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday26 February 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday4 March 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday11 March 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday18 March 202020:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 12 February 2020
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday12 February 202011:0012:45
    Wednesday19 February 202011:0012:45
    Wednesday26 February 202011:0012:45
    Wednesday4 March 202011:0012:45
    Wednesday11 March 202011:0012:45
    Wednesday18 March 202011:0012:45

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