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980043 TS Academic Writing in English (2011W)

0.00 ECTS (1.50 SWS), DoktorandInnenzentrum-Kursangebot

FR. 04.11.2011, 13-16:30, FR. 11.11.2011, 13-16:30, FR. 25.11.2011, 13-16:30 (Center for Doctoral Studies, Berggasse 7, Seminar room 2) and 02.12.2011, 13-16:30 (Center for Doctoral Studies, Berggasse 7, Seminar room 1)
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



Currently no class schedule is known.


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.

This will involve:

* a top down approach to writing: an examination of what constitutes a
good paragraph and how to create coherence and unity in a text.

* a bottom-up approach: polishing sentence level aspects such as
punctuation and grammatical and stylistic features.

* a specific look at the requirements of some of the sections of a
research paper, such as the abstract and the introduction.

The course will involve an analysis of model texts that illustrate good or not so good academic writing. The idea is that if you are able to identify why a piece of writing is good you will then be able to apply these techniques to your own writing. Participants will be given the opportunity to bring in or produce samples of their own writing in order to get feedback.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

The course will be interactive and practical.

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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