Academic Writing Skills classes
Academic Writing Skills Group 6 Monday 11am
We will focus on a number of function, conventions and aspect of grammar common to academic writing (e.g. describing, classifying, comparing & contrasting, cause and effect, introductions, in-text citation, reporting results, conclusions, bibliographies etc.).
There will also be opportunities to relate the content to work in your own discipline.
Overview of the module
This module is intended for non-native speakers of English who wish to familiarise themselves with the conventions of academic writing and to practise some of the language that will be expected of them during their postgraduate studies.
The main aim is to prepare students for all the academic writing tasks that will be required during their studies. Students will become familiar with a number of reference sources and academic writing styles.
Aims of the module
The main aims of this unit are to:
. Introduce essential aspects of academic writing
. Introduce students to referencing methods and help students to avoid plagiarism
. Help students to build up argument in writing and to comment on data
. Demonstrate how to use impersonal language and own ‘voice’ when writing
. Give advice on writing introductions and conclusions
Student learning outcomes
Having successfully completed the unit, students will be aware of:
. Different genres and styles and use of formality for writing
. How to avoid plagiarism and use referencing methods
. How to build up arguments, and comment on data in writing
. How to include their own ‘voice’ when writing
. How to write introductions and conclusions.
Learning and teaching methods
The sessions will run as a mixture of seminars and workshops. Students will be expected to participate actively and to produce some written work.
This is not a credit bearing module. There is no formal assessment.
Further information can be found on English for Academic Purposes website:
24th April 2017 – 15th May 2017
General information: email@example.com
Specific information: C.J.Cullen@southampton.ac.uk
Each course is 4 weeks long. Each class lasts for 2 hours per week.
The enrolment start from week 2. The classes start from week 3. Please check your academic course timetable before you choose a class.
You can attend a maximum of 2 classes.