Event date 2017/09/01
Academic Writing Course in English (7,5) ECTS
Linköping University, Sweden
The exact date will be announced later
The course will give doctoral students the opportunity to practise a variety of the skills and techniques required for writing academic texts of different kinds in English. The focus will be on
how to make a positive impression on the potential reader.
Emphasis will be placed on the structuring of texts and grammar and
language problems will be identified and addressed as they arise. Students wil receive individual feedback from both the teacher and from peers. Class discussion and peer feedback will provude useful oppotunities for presenting, talking about and explaining individual research to people with different levels of understanding of the field.
Pre-course introductory assignment
Write a brief presentation of yourself and of your research area and your own analysis of the problem areas that you have encountered with English (approximately 800 Words). Unit 1 in Swales Feak is a useful starting point for this and you are recommended to read this before the first session.
After receiving feedback from this assignment, you should formulate a personal goal for the course. By the end of the course, you are expected to have made good progress towards this goal and to have developed a personal agenda for further improvement.
The assignment should be sent to Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand. The exact date will be announced later.
Course leaders: Pamela Vang / Christian Berggren
Examiner: Pamela Vang
For more information and how to apply