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980040 TS Academic Writing in English (Part 2) (2013S)

0.00 ECTS (1.50 SWS), DoktorandInnenzentrum-Kursangebot

Please note that participation is subject to an accepted research proposal. Please send your research proposal to training.doktorat@univie.ac.at


max. 20 participants
Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 19.04. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock
Friday 26.04. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock
Friday 03.05. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock
Friday 17.05. 13:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 2 Berggasse 7 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is designed to refresh or polish academic writing skills in English. It is the opportunity for those actively involved in writing academic papers to take a step back and look at what is involved in the process. Whereas Part 1 in the winter semester focussed on a top down approach to writing, Part 2 will focus more on the sentence level of writing. You do not need to have taken Part 1 to be able to enrol in Part 2.

Part 2 will cover:
- Sentence structure
- Sentence length
- Academic style in terms of verb tense, vocabulary choice
- Commenting on diagrammatic information
- Making generalisations and qualifications
- Language of cause and effect
- Language of comparison and contrast
- Paraphrasing and summarising
- Punctuation

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

The course is interactive and practical. Any theoretical input will be immediately put into practice through exercises and participants are encouraged to reflect on their own writing.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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