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Academic Writing September 2019

The EUI Language Centre offers pre-sessional courses on research writing in order to prepare researchers for work in the first year.

September academic writing courses 501, 503, 505 are obligatory. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 
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The EUI Language Centre at the Convento di San Domenico

September academic writing courses 501, 503, 505 are obligatory. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 

English 501


Developing your academic writing

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Time & Place


2 September - 26 September 2019

Four weeks/18 hours

  • Monday    9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday   9.00-10.30
  • Thursday  9.00-10.30

Convento, Vygotsky

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

If you have any questions, contact the Language Centre Assistant.

English 501: Developing your academic writing


Writing up your research is an integral part of your years as a doctoral researcher. This semi-intensive course gives you the space and time to focus on how to write effectively and clearly as an academic. It will also give you an idea about the work you will need to put in over the next few years to hone your academic writing skills not only in order to finish your thesis, but also to publish. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • have a greater understanding of relevant aspects of the English language system
  • be able to produce well-structured and effective sentences and texts 

Course content

  • Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit
  • Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • introductions
  • reader/writer relationship
  • organisational patterns of text
  • paragraph structure
  • explicitness
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

September academic writing courses 501, 503, 505 are obligatory. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 

English 503


Developing your academic writing

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Time & Place


2 September - 27 September 2019

Four weeks/18 hours

  • Monday   9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday  9.00-10.30
  • Friday      9.00-10.30

Convento, Grice

Instructor


Lisa Robbins

 

If you have any questions, contact the Language Centre Assistant.

English 503: Developing your academic writing


Writing up your research is an integral part of your years as a doctoral researcher. This semi-intensive course gives you the space and time to focus on how to write effectively and clearly as an academic. It will also give you an idea about the work you will need to put in over the next few years to hone your academic writing skills not only in order to finish your thesis, but also to publish. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • have a greater understanding of relevant aspects of the English language system
  • be able to produce well-structured and effective sentences and texts 

Course contents

  • Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit.
  • Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • introductions
  • reader/writer relationship
  • organisational patterns of text
  • paragraph structure
  • explicitness
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

 

September academic writing courses 501, 503, 505 are obligatory. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 

English 505


Enhancing your academic writing

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Time & Place


2 September - 27 September 2019

Four weeks/18 hours

  • Monday    9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday   9.00-10.30
  • Thursday  9.00-10.30

Convento, Austin

Instructor


Nicola Hargreaves

 

If you have any questions, contact the Language Centre Assistant.

English 505: Enhancing your academic writing


Writing up your research is an integral part of your years as a doctoral researcher. This semi-intensive course gives you the space and time to focus on how to write effectively and clearly as an academic. It will also give you an idea about the work you will need to put in over the next few years to hone your academic writing skills not only in order to finish your thesis, but also to publish.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • be able to analyse and reproduce language and organisational strategies
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

Course contents

  • Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit.
  • Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • introductions and conclusions
  • organisational patterns of text
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

English 507


Developing your academic writing: LAW

1st year LAW & LL.M. researchers

Time & Place


3 September - 26 September 2019

12 hours

  • Tuesday   11.00-12.30
  • Friday       11.00-12.30

Convento, Wittgenstein

Instructor


Lisa Robbins

 

If you have any questions, contact the Language Centre Assistant.

English 507: Fine-tuning your academic writing (LAW)


Writing up your research is an integral part of your years as a doctoral researcher. This semi-intensive course gives you the space and time to focus on how to write effectively and clearly as an academic. It will also give you an idea about the work you will need to put in over the next few years to hone your academic writing skills not only in order to finish your thesis, but also to publish. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • be able to analyse and reproduce language and organisational strategies specific to scholarly writing about law
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

 

Course contents

  • Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit.
  • Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.
 

The course may include work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • citation
  • expansion and use of vocabulary
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

English 509


Fine-tuning your academic writing: HEC

1st year HEC researchers

Time & Place


16 September- 27 September 2019

12 hours

  • Monday      9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday     9.00-10.30
  • Thursday    9.00-10.30
  • Friday         9.00-10.30

Convento, Austin

Instructor


Jeffrey Verhey

 

If you have any questions, contact the Language Centre Assistant.

English 509: Fine-tuning your academic writing (HEC)


Writing up your research is an integral part of your years as a doctoral researcher. This semi-intensive course gives you the space and time to focus on how to write effectively and clearly as an academic. It will also give you an idea about the work you will need to put in over the next few years to hone your academic writing skills not only in order to finish your thesis, but also to publish. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • be able to analyse and reproduce language and organisational strategies specific to academic writing about history
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

Course contents

  • Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit.
  • Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.
 

The course may include work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • expansion and use of vocabulary
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

English 511


Fine-tuning your academic writing: SPS

1st year SPS researchers

Time & Place


2 September - 26 September 2019

12 hours

  • Monday     11.00-12.30
  • Thursday   11.00-12.30

Convento, Grice

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

If you have any questions, contact the Language Centre Assistant.

English 511: Fine-tuning your academic writing (SPS)


Writing up your research is an integral part of your years as a doctoral researcher. This semi-intensive course gives you the space and time to focus on how to write effectively and clearly as an academic. It will also give you an idea about the work you will need to put in over the next few years to hone your academic writing skills not only in order to finish your thesis, but also to publish. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • be able to analyse and reproduce language and organisational strategies specific to academic writing about political science and sociology
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

Course contents

  • Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit.
  • Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.
 

The course may include work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • expansion and use of vocabulary
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

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