Writing in English for Publication
Publishing is an important factor in many academic careers. In this advanced course, 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.
Starting from 13 September 2019
About the Writing in English for Publication 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.
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.
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.
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.
This course consists of 7 sessions of 3 hours at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 3-5 hours a week.
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.
Starting date: 13 September 2019
Day Date Start End Friday 13 September 2019 13:30 16:30 Friday 20 September 2019 13:30 16:30 Friday 27 September 2019 13:30 16:30 Friday 4 October 2019 13:30 16:30 Friday 11 October 2019 13:30 16:30 Friday 18 October 2019 13:30 16:30 Friday 25 October 2019 13:30 16:30
Starting date: 19 November 2019
Day Date Start End Tuesday 19 November 2019 13:30 16:30 Tuesday 26 November 2019 13:30 16:30 Tuesday 3 December 2019 13:30 16:30 Tuesday 10 December 2019 13:30 16:30 Tuesday 17 December 2019 13:30 16:30 Tuesday 7 January 2020 13:30 16:30 Tuesday 14 January 2020 13:30 16:30
Starting date: 22 November 2019
Day Date Start End Friday 22 November 2019 09:30 12:30 Friday 29 November 2019 09:30 12:30 Friday 6 December 2019 09:30 12:30 Friday 13 December 2019 09:30 12:30 Friday 20 December 2019 09:30 12:30 Friday 10 January 2020 09:30 12:30 Friday 17 January 2020 09:30 12:30