Academic Writing (for Research and Professional Purposes)
Sie wollen wissenschaftliche Texte in Englisch verfassen - and need some support in English writing?
In this course, participants - who may be working on scholarly papers, research proposals, thesis or dissertation projects - will have the opportunity to strengthen their command of written English using published materials in their own disciplines.
This seminar will focus on various components of scholarly writing, including style and language, argument structure, grammar etc. using sample articles, abstracts and proposals. Participants are strongly advised to take along excerpts of personally written articles for discussion and analysis.
Participants should have had at least 5 years of English and a minimum level of English B1 (CEF). To evaluate your level, please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_ Languages
The following textbooks are highly recommended in preparation for the course. Recommended Texts/Materials:
1. Oshima, A., & Hogue, A. (2006) Writing academic English (4th Ed.). White Plains,
NY: Pearson Education.
2. Hogue, A. (2003). Essentials of English: A writer's handbook. White Plains, NY: Pearson Education.
3. Zwier, L. (2002). Building academic vocabulary. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.
4. A good English/English dictionary, such as the Collins COBUILD Dictionary.
- planning and organising a piece of academic text and its paragraph structure
- knowing the importance ofintroductions and conclusions
- writing a topic sentence
- developing ideas and arguments
- improving one's academic lexis
- summarising and paraphrasing
beeidigte Dolmetscherin/Übersetzerin. Lehrt seit mehreren Jahren an Hochschulen, Instituten und Medienagenturen.