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Discipline-specific writing courses (HEC, LAW, SPS)

These courses are organised according to the particular academic field you are studying in. Working together with researchers, the class teacher will focus on key issues related to academic writing in your discipline, with particular emphasis on developing your academic literacy skills. You will work on your own text, using models and examples drawn from existing academic texts to help you develop your writing ability.

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Discipline-specific writing courses: HEC

English 513


Discipline-specific writing courses: HEC

Time & Place


13 Jan-16 March

15 hours

  • Monday 9.00-10.30

Convento, Austin

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

 

 

Discipline-specific writing courses: HEC


The aim of this course is to build on your existing experience and, through input and practice, build your confidence in academic writing. The work you do during the course is conceived to dovetail with your December paper deadline in the department, and help you work towards your February paper deadline. This course continues in January.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, researchers will

  • have a clear understanding of relevant discipline-specific aspects of academic writing within their chosen field of study
  • gain awareness of any style issues in academic writing that are associated with their subject
  • have enhanced their knowledge of academic grammar and feel able to apply this satisfactorily in their writing

Course contents

 

 

 

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit
 

 

The sessions will address rhetorical and stylistic issues related to drafting and revising your work such as:

  • Defining terms and concepts
  • Organising notes
  • Openings and conclusions
  • The narrative
  • Using corpora
  • Writing a book review

They will also address practical concerns such as:

  • Grammatical accuracy
  • Research Paper structure & organisationsl features, e.g. paragraphs
  • Syntax in academic writing in History
  • Defining 'Style' in academic writing

You will be asked for your input and feedback on the syllabus in the first session.

Learning methods and activities

The teacher will provide targeted materials and activities to help you complete your writing within this timeframe. 

Each session includes both input and peer discussion. You will get feedback on your writing from the teacher, from your peers and from yourselves. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline-specific writing courses: LAW

English 514


Discipline-specific writing courses: LAW

Time & Place


13 Jan-16 March

15 hours

  • Monday 9.00-10.30

TBA

Discipline-specific writing courses: LAW


The aim of this course is to build on your existing experience and, through input and practice, build your confidence in academic writing. The work you do during the course is conceived to dovetail with expectations from the LAW department regarding written work, thus your December outline deadline this term and your February paper next. This course continues in January.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, researchers will

  • have a clear understanding of relevant discipline-specific aspects of academic writing within their chosen field of study
  • gain awareness of any style issues in academic writing that are associated with their subject
  • have enhanced their knowledge of academic grammar and feel able to apply this satisfactorily in their writing

Course contents

 

 

 

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit
 

 

The sessions will address rhetorical and stylistic issues related to drafting and revising your work such as:

    • Defining terms & concepts
    • Writing about caselaw
    • Clear writing
    • Evaluative writing
    • Openings and conclusions
    • Using corpora

They will also address practical concerns such as:

  • Grammatical accuracy
  • Research Paper structure & organisational features, e.g. paragraphs
  • Syntax in academic writing in Law
  • Defining 'Style' in academic writing

You will be asked for your input and feedback on the syllabus in the first session.

 

Learning methods and activities

The teacher will provide targeted materials and activities to help you complete your writing within this timeframe. 

Each session includes both input and peer discussion. You will get feedback on your writing from the teacher, from your peers and from yourselves. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discipline-specific writing courses: SPS

English 515


Discipline-specific writing courses: SPS

Time & Place


15 Jan-18 March

15 hours

  • Wednesday 9.00-10.30

Convento, Austin

 

Discipline-specific writing courses: SPS


The aim of this course is to build on your existing experience and, through input and practice, build your confidence in academic writing. The work you do during the course is conceived to dovetail with your work in the SPS department, specifically to help you work towards the January Prospectus. This course continues in January.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, researchers will

  • have a clear understanding of relevant discipline-specific aspects of academic writing within their chosen field of study
  • gain awareness of any style issues in academic writing that are associated with their subject
  • have enhanced their knowledge of academic grammar and feel able to apply this satisfactorily in their writing

Course contents

 

 

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit
 

 

The sessions will address rhetorical and stylistic issues related to drafting and revising your work such as:

  • Defining terms and concepts
  • Evaluative writing
  • Data presentation and commentary
  • Openings and conclusions
  • Advancing your argument

They will also address practical concerns such as:

  • Grammatical accuracy
  • Research Paper structure & organisational features, e.g. paragraphs
  • Syntax in academic writing in Political Science and Sociology
  • Defining 'Style' in academic writing

You will be asked for your input and feedback on the syllabus in the first session.


Learning methods and activities

The teacher will provide targeted materials and activities to help you complete your writing within this timeframe. 

Each session includes both input and peer discussion. You will get feedback on your writing from the teacher, from your peers and from yourselves. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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