English: Academic Writing Workshop - Advanced

In this workshop participants develop and train formal writing for academic settings and familiarize themselves with the features of English academic style in different disciplines. The focus will be on degrees of formality in written texts, exactitude of expression, syntax, the structures of different text types, and coherence and cohesion within texts. Participants are encouraged to work on their own writing assignments that they will use in their academic courses elsewhere in the University.

Possible texts and tasks might include:

  • Abstracts and summaries
  • Description and analyses of visual, verbal, and numerical data
  • Introductions, discussions, and conclusions
  • Making academic writing readable.

This intensive course is complemented by additional extracurricular events that facilitate exchanges among participants across courses and languages.

Course information

This course has been canc
Course level
C1
Date
  • Monday 02.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tuesday 03.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday 04.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Thursday 05.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Monday 09.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Tuesday 10.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday 11.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Thursday 12.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Friday 13.09.2019, 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Date
02.09.2019 - 13.09.2019
  • Monday, 14:15 - 16:15
  • Tuesday, 14:15 - 16:15
  • Wednesday, 14:15 - 16:15
  • Thursday, 14:15 - 16:15
  • Friday, 14:15 - 16:15
Lecturer
Stephan Meyer, MA
Credit points
2 ECTS
Registration deadline
Monday 26.08.2019
Course fee
Students and PhD candidates: CHF 291.00
University employees: CHF 579.00
Alumni: CHF 579.00

There will be no class on Friday 6 September 2019.

Course materials

Materials will be made available by the lecturer.

Conditions

Requirements for acquisition of credit points

In order to receive credit points, candidates will

  • not be absent more than once,
  • prepare for lessons,
  • submit four satisfactory written assignments (if an assignment is unsatisfactory, it may be resubmitted once).

You can get a total of 2 credit points.

Students are assessed by means of a portfolio (pass/fail).

Homework

± 480 minutes / week

Certificate of attendance

In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum one time.

Placement test

To gain entry to this course, participants must submit a writing sample on at least level C1. You will receive instructions in this regard shortly after registration.

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