General Academic Writing

Academic Writing Course


Aim

This course is designed to improve general academic writing skills in the following key areas:

Vocabulary, grammar, introductions and conclusions, linking ideas, and punctuation.

  • • To improve understanding of academic vocabulary
  • • To improve understanding of the grammar of academic writing
  • • To improve knowledge of writing introductions, conclusions, and linking ideas
  • • To improve confidence and knowledge of English punctuation
  • • To provide an opportunity to practice academic writing skills
  • • To offer feedback on specific writing issues.


Target Group

The course is suitable for those new to academic writing in English as well as offering an opportunity for more experienced academics to brush up on and improve their existing writing skills.

Content

  • • Presentation of key areas
  • • Discussions
  • • Group work
  • • Preparation
  • • Working with own academic texts

Outcomes

Knowledge and skills:
  • • To increase knowledge of academic vocabulary
  • • To gain understanding of grammar specific to academic writing
  • • To understand English punctuation rules

Competence:
  • • Can reflect on own writing style
  • • Can write more confidently
  • • Can assess own writing needs for future study
  • • Can distinguish between general and academic language.


Duration

The course is held over 3 days (5.5 hours sessions per day, incl. lunch).
Participants should expect to spend approx. 20-25 hours on self-directed study as part of the course. There is no formal assessment but paricipants are expected to submit a short piece of academic writing (3-4 standard pages) and are further encouraged to contribute with written examples for group discussion.

More Information

If the course is booked from a University the following can apply with regard to ECTS points:
The course is equivalent to 1½ ECTS
*Phd students wishing to gain 2 ECTS points must also submit a 2 page written assignment for assessment (Approx. 14 hours of work).
Contact hours: 15
Self-directed study: 30
Total: 45 hours

Instructor
Academic Writing Instructor - William Frost
William Frost, International Communication A/S

- William Frost is a member of EATAW (European Association of Teaching Academic Writing) and BALEAP (British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes).


We look forward to your call or written inquiry. We will always answer your request within 24 hours (excluding weekends).


Email us at: dorte@intcom.dk
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7026 2460
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Det har været meget lærerigt, at deltage i undervisningen. William Frost er en meget dygtig og inspirerende underviser som giver meget relevant og brugbar feedback. Desuden er William meget venlig, vidende og humoristisk - og det jo altid fremmende for et læringsforløb. Jeg er blevet meget motiveret til at lære mere og håber, at jeg igen får lige så dygtig en underviser.

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Eksemplarisk udførelse af differentieret undervisning, da deltagernes kompetencer var meget forskellige. Fokus er på værktøjer til selvhjælp frem for slavisk gennemgang og udenadslære. Der er stor opmærksomhed på den enkelte deltagers specifikke spørgsmål og udfordringer, med rig mulighed for at fordybe sig i netop det, der kan hjælpe en videre med akademisk engelsk skriftlighed. Selv som person med engelsk som modersmål fik jeg rigt udbytte af kurset.

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Anonym.

William er en meget dygdig underviser. Han har nogle ritgtige gode opskrifter på alle de regler, som man nemt kan huske, hvordan de skal bruges. William går også meget dybt i det han underviser. Han er dygtig til at forklare og det er dejligt at han også kan forklare på dansk. "anonym"

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Anonym.

Rigtig dygtig, sympatisk og kompetent underviser, og undervisningsmaterialet er også meget relevant.

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