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Second term: January-March

 

Courses and Workshops

 

 

Towards your forum paper: research writing ECO

 

ECO

How these sessions work


In this series of workshops you will look at how to write up your research effectively and accurately. Specifically you will be working on writing up your Forum Papers.

The sessions not only look at questions of language per se, but also look at what it means to write well in economics.

The course consists of six sessions, organised around the various parts of the research paper, e.g. the abstract, the introduction, conclusion etc. Each session will include some input and some practice. All work we ask you to do outside classtime will focus exclusively on your Forum Paper. 

The exact content of the course will be decided together with the participants. If you already have an idea of certain areas you would like to work on, you can suggest these at the first session. If of interest to the whole class we will include them in the course. If specific to you, we will provide you with individual materials and help. 

Feedback on your writing will come from three sources:  yourself, your peers, and your teacher. It will be both oral and written.

 

 

What you will learn


We will be practising the skills needed to write up your research effectively in English, including:

  • Getting your audience’s interest
  • Maintaining your audience’s interest
  • Organising an introduction
  • Concluding your paper
  • Writing effective abstracts
  • Clear and accurate writing

The exact content of the course will be decided together with the participants. If you already have an idea of certain areas you would like to work on, you can suggest these at the first session. If of interest to the whole class we will include them in the course. If specific to you, we will provide you with individual materials and help.

 

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Developing your research writing: HEC

 

AWW HEC

How these sessions work


A series of four workshops are offered over the next two months to review main aspects of developing and refining research writing for HEC departmental papers, conference papers and submissions to scholarly journals.

Each two-hour session will be comprised of discussion, reflection, exercises and writing tasks  (homework to send to the instructor for feedback).   The specific content of the workshops will reflect what researchers feel would be most helpful and may change as we go along. The main impetus is to prepare and refine writing for future  submissions.

A focus on some of the activities -

  • revision based on previous submissions to the department, to conferences, to journals
  • work on future submissions
  • Moves that Matter in Academic Writing
  • writing tasks

What you will learn


Examples of what we will examine are:

  • refinement of focus
  • why it matters
  • word order and usage
  • introductions and conclusions
  • sentence clarity
  • flow between sentences and paragraphs
  • revision of structure for logic and coherence
  • grammar and mechanics: punctuation, prepositions

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Academic Writing Workshop: SPS

 

AWW SPS

How these sessions work


These workshops are designed to meet your academic writing needs, so the content can be adapted according to what you want to work on. Each two-hour session will have a different theme based around a particular aspect of your writing that you, and your teacher, have identified as important for your progress. We expect that you will have the opportunity to work in detail on your own writing and to get feedback on it from both your teachers and the other researchers in the workshop.

What you will learn


At the end of the workshop series you will

  • have a better understanding of particular areas of writing for Political Science that need further work and development
  • have furthered your knowledge of key language areas (including grammar and vocabulary)
  • have identified strategies for how to progress effectively with your academic writing in general
  • have had the opportunity to ask and discuss questions relevant to a particular piece of writing that you are working on

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Academic Writing Workshop: LAW

 

AWW LAW

How these sessions work


These workshops are designed to meet your academic writing needs, so the content can be adapted according to what you want to work on. Each two-hour session will have a different theme based around a particular aspect of your writing that you, and your teacher, have identified as important for your progress. We expect that you will have the opportunity to work in detail on your own writing and to get feedback on it from both your teachers and the other researchers in the workshop. A focus on some of the activities -

  • revision based on previous submissions to the department, to conferences, to journals
  • work on future submissions
  • Moves that Matter in Academic Writing
  • writing tasks 

 

What you will learn


At the end of the workshop series you will

  • have a better understanding of particular areas of your writing for Law that need further work and development
  • have furthered your knowledge of key language areas (including grammar and vocabulary)
  • have identified strategies for how to progress effectively with your academic writing in general
  • have had the opportunity to ask and discuss questions relevant to a particular piece of writing that you are working on

 

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Writing your Journal Article: From draft to submission in eight weeks

 

Journal Article

How these sessions work


The aim is to get a journal article into publishable form.

The teachers will provide targeted materials and activities to help you push your chosen piece of writing towards completion within your chosen timeframe. 

The course is largely based on Wendy L. Belcher's book, Writing your journal article in 12 weeks (Sage, 2009) but also draws on other materials.

Wendy Belcher's book will be put on hold at the EUI Library for participants for the duration of this course.

What you will learn


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

  • strengthening your structure
  • presenting your evidence
  • opening and concluding your article
  • advancing your argument

They will also address practical concerns such as:

  • time management
  • journal selection 
  • targeting your article to a specific journal

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Instructor


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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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