Skillslab – Academic Writing: Style

Do you want to join the academic writing community? This practical, short 2-session writing course helps you to improve your academic writing style. You will become aware of the differences between formal and informal style.

€100,00

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Starting from 20 November 2017

About the Academic Writing: Style course

Do you want to join the academic writing community? This practical, short 2-session writing course helps you to improve your academic writing style. You will become aware of the differences between formal and informal style.

You will learn how to avoid being overly wordy and write more to the point. Other style issues that will be addressed are: biased language, repetition and sentence structure. In class, you will put newly acquired knowledge into practice straightaway, for example, you will be pruning overly wordy texts together and actively turning informal texts into more formal ones. You can also work on your own texts, so please bring your own work to these sessions.

 

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Learning goals

The aim of the course is to enable you to develop a clearer, more academic writing style by looking at such aspects as formality, wordiness, repetition and sentence structure.

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Method

We’ll work with small group discussions, plenary discussions and mini lectures.

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Time Investment

There will be 2 sessions of 2,5 hours. The advised self-study load is 2 hours.

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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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