Academic Writing in English for students – The Basics

Are you pursuing your bachelor’s degree or preparing yourself to do so? If you answered yes then you know that having excellent academic writing skills is essential for being successful. This course will help you to write better academic essays in English by providing you with the necessary tools.

€175,00

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Starting from 10 September 2019

About this course

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In this course, you will expand your vocabulary and improve your writing skills.
Subjects that will be covered include:
  • grammatical structures
  • academic vocabulary
  • punctuation
  • signalling words
  • types of essays and their organisation
  • paraphrasing and style

If you’re more interested in improving your speaking and presenting skills then our course Academic English – Presenting is more suited for you. Throughout the course, you will improve your overall academic writing skills by focusing on several aspects of writing such as the structure of your paper, text cohesion, avoiding plagiarism and style issues.

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Learning goals

This course aims to further develop your academic writing skills helping you to gain insights into what constitutes an excellent academic essay. Moreover, you will get the chance to produce your own written material and get appropriate and constructive feedback on the work you deliver.

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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.

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Time Investment

This course consists of 9 sessions of 1 hour 75 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.
  • You will be working with a book. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • 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 201918:0019:45
    Tuesday17 September 201918:0019:45
    Tuesday24 September 201918:0019:45
    Tuesday1 October 201918:0019:45
    Tuesday8 October 201918:0019:45
    Tuesday15 October 201918:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 25 September 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday25 September 201909:0010:45
    Wednesday2 October 201909:0010:45
    Wednesday9 October 201909:0010:45
    Wednesday16 October 201909:0010:45
    Wednesday23 October 201909:0010:45
    Wednesday30 October 201909:0010:45

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  • Starting date: 18 November 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Monday18 November 201920:1521:45
    Monday25 November 201920:0021:45
    Monday2 December 201920:0021:45
    Monday9 December 201920:0021:45
    Monday16 December 201920:0021:45
    Monday6 January 202020:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 20 November 2019
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday20 November 201913:1515:00
    Wednesday27 November 201913:1515:00
    Wednesday4 December 201913:1515:00
    Wednesday11 December 201913:1515:00
    Wednesday18 December 201913:1515:00
    Wednesday8 January 202013:1515:00

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  • Starting date: 12 February 2020
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday12 February 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday19 February 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday26 February 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday4 March 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday11 March 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday18 March 202018:0019:45

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