Grammar for Writing Skills classes
Grammar for Writing Skills Group 3 Tuesday 12pm
Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message clearly to a reader. We will focus on grammar, punctuation and sentence structure as these are key elements of written communication.
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 how grammar is used to improve 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:
. Increase and develop understanding of the importance of grammar and language use in academic writing.
. Develop ability to write more accurately, objectively and effectively at university.
. Develop awareness of the importance of verbs and noun phrase use in academic writing.
. Develop awareness of how different types of sentences can help cohesion in academic writing.
. Develop awareness of caution and modal verb use for referencing skills at university.
Student learning outcomes
Having successfully completed the unit, students will be aware of:
. Common grammar rules and conventions of formal writing
. Use of verbs and tense to convey actions and ideas
. Use of sentences to discuss and build coherent arguments
. The importance of language accuracy and clarity of ideas in academic writing
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 about English for Academic Purposes can be found on website:
25th April 2017 – 16th May 2017
General information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific information: C.J.Cullen@southampton.ac.
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.