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First term: October-December

 

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Developing your research writing: HEC

 

R.W. HEC

How these sessions work


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.

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.  

You will need to set aside time between each session in order to work on your paper and any activities the teacher may assign. If you wish to work in a neutral environment with expert writing help on hand, you can come to the Writers' Lab on Tuesday mornings. 

What you will learn


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

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

They will also address practical concerns such as:

  • Time management
  • Grammar accuracy
  • Sentence / paragraph structure
  • Style

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Developing your research writing: SPS

 

R.W. SPS

How these sessions work


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.

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.  

You will need to set aside time between each session in order to work on your paper and any activities the teacher may assign. If you wish to work in a neutral environment with expert writing help on hand, you can come to the Writers' Lab on Tuesday mornings. 

What you will learn


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

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

They will also address practical concerns such as:

  • time management
  • Grammar accuracy
  • Sentence / paragraph structure
  • Style

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Developing your research writing: LAW

 

 RWLAW

How these sessions work


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.

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.  

You will need to set aside time between each session in order to work on your paper and any activities the teacher may assign. If you wish to work in a neutral environment with expert writing help on hand, you can come to the Writers' Lab on Tuesday mornings. 

What you will learn


  • Defining terms and concepts
  • Investigating ‘thought relationships’
  • Describing cases and the narrative
  • Reporting idea
  • Time management
  • Grammar accuracy
  • Sentence / paragraph structure
  • Style

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Style in research writing (all departments)

 

Style in RW

How these sessions work


The aim of this 8-week course is to develop your understanding and awareness of the importance of style in research writing and, through discussion, input and practice, to improve refine your own ‘academic style’.

The teacher will provide targeted materials and activities relevant to researchers working in various fields, while also discussing the particular needs associated with your academic discipline. 

To best profit from the input and peer discussion, we ask you to commit to the entire length of the course (8 weeks = 12 hours).

You will need to set aside time between each session in order to work on your paper and any activities the teacher may assign.

What you will learn


The sessions will address a range of stylistic issues related to developing your academic writing:

  • flow
  • concision
  • voice
  • making claims

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Instructor


Jim

Jim is working for the English Unit within the EUI’s Language Centre as part of a one-year leave period from the London School of Economics.

Having graduated in Drama from Manchester University, he taught English as a Foreign Language in Italy and London. Following this, he worked at Edinburgh University for five years as an English for Academic Purposes tutor and then completed a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics at King's College, London. He has been at the LSE for ten years.

 

 

 

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