Writing in English for Publication

Level: Advanced (C1/C2)

Publishing is an important factor in many academic careers. In the advanced course Writing in English for Publication, 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.

In order to ensure a safe learning environment for our students, we took measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

Classroom course

€455,00

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Starting from 20 November 2020

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 395,00

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Starting from 17 November 2020

+ 2 more dates

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.

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Learning goals

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.

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Method

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.

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.

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Time Investment

This course consists of 7 sessions of 3 hours at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 3-5 hours a week.

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Practical

  • 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.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday17 November 202009:3012:30
    Tuesday24 November 202009:3012:30
    Tuesday1 December 202009:3012:30
    Tuesday8 December 202009:3012:30
    Tuesday15 December 202009:3012:30
    Tuesday5 January 202109:3012:30
    Tuesday12 January 202109:3012:30

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  • Starting date: 20 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Friday20 November 202013:4516:45
    Friday27 November 202013:4516:45
    Friday4 December 202013:4516:45
    Friday11 December 202013:4516:45
    Friday18 December 202013:4516:45
    Friday8 January 202113:4516:45
    Friday15 January 202113:4516:45

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  • Starting date: 9 February 2021 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday9 February 202113:3016:30
    Tuesday16 February 202113:3016:30
    Tuesday23 February 202113:3016:30
    Tuesday2 March 202113:3016:30
    Tuesday9 March 202113:3016:30
    Tuesday16 March 202113:3016:30
    Tuesday23 March 202113:3016:30

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  • Starting date: 11 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Thursday11 February 202109:3012:30
    Thursday18 February 202109:3012:30
    Thursday25 February 202109:3012:30
    Thursday4 March 202109:3012:30
    Thursday11 March 202109:3012:30
    Thursday18 March 202109:3012:30
    Thursday25 March 202109:3012:30

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday21 April 202113:3016:30
    Wednesday28 April 202113:3016:30
    Wednesday5 May 202113:3016:30
    Wednesday12 May 202113:3016:30
    Wednesday19 May 202113:3016:30
    Wednesday26 May 202113:3016:30
    Wednesday2 June 202113:3016:30

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  • Starting date: 23 April 2021 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Friday23 April 202109:3012:30
    Friday30 April 202109:3012:30
    Friday7 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday14 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday21 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday28 May 202109:3012:30
    Friday4 June 202109:3012:30

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