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Academic Writing Plus: Tables, Charts & Graphs

Target group
Academic staff
PhD candidates
Start level
Language of instruction
Number of sessions
3 (2 plenary, 1 individual)
Number of participant
Max. 12
On request

Course description

We will among others focus on data commentary and analyse how data is used in the three main parts of the article: the introduction, procedure and discussion sections. We will also examine and discuss the language conventions applicable to the three sections of the scientific article – such as use of the passive and nominalization.

At the end of this short course, all course participants submit an article, which they discuss with the tutor in an individual session.

Certificate of attendance will be provided when reached the minimum attendance: 80% of the lessons.

Course material

  • Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2004). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills (2nd ed.). Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.

The book is not included in the course fee, but should be available from all good bookshops.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is open to participants from the sciences and social sciences who have succesfully completed the Academic Writing course and are currently working on a PhD thesis or an article for publication or any other academic writing project in English. Those interested in participating who have not taken the preceding course are required to come for a writing entrance test before enrolling. This is to ensure that paritcipants with similar level and prior knowledge will be placed in the same group.

The language of instruction is English. Participants are expected to have English language skills at level C1 or higher in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. To check your level, please do the entrance test.

Request this course

For more information or an offer free of engagement, contact: Mr  S. Cheng via +31(0)71 5274151 (not on Wednesday afternoons).

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