124473 English: Academic Writing for MDs

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 17.09.2014 Place course on memo list
English: Academic Writing for MDs
UE 2
each semester

Prerequisites: B2

Goal: B2+

The aim of this course is to prepare students for academic writing in English. It will focus on punctuation, analysing texts and learning how to compose well-structured and varied sentences, as well as coherent and cohesive paragraphs. The course will also deal with paraphrasing, summarising and summary writing in order to equip students with the necessary skills to compose academic texts.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
Clause types and sentence types; Fixing sentence problems; Noun, adverb and adjective clauses; Participial phrases; Relative clauses; Punctuation; Paragraph structure; Unity and coherence; Supporting details; Paraphrasing and summarising; Structure of an essay; Summary writing; Academic vocabulary

interactive language course

assignment: paper
final test: text production in class (short summary, summary and a written comment)

Bailey, S. (2011). Academic writing: A handbook for international students (3rd ed.). London: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-59581-0

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Di 19.00-20.30,
Beginn: 07.10.2014 Ende: 03.02.2015
Raum SS4101143 (Schöpfstr. 41, 1. Stock)