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Rhetorical and Language Features in the Parts of a Scientific Article: Academic Writing 2 (105)
3 November 2023
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Jeannette Regan
This training course will help doctoral candidates identify the rhetorical ('move') structure in introductions and to address grammar (e.g. tense use) and lexical (e.g. specific vocabulary) questions related to various parts of an academic article. There will also be further work on paragraph development using topic sentences.
The course is aimed at doctoral candidates whose mother tongue is not English and who have reached the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To assess your level, please use the following tool based on the CEFR: ec.europa.eu.
The main aim of the course is to support the further development of the individual writer's skill, confidence, and ease when writing texts necessary to complete a doctoral program; by the end of the course, participants should be able to:
Two areas will be included in the course: the rhetorical shape of an empirical research article and language issues related to the introduction, methods, results, and discussion sections.
Preparation for the training
Please use the template provided to prepare your writing sample, which consists of a brief description of your doctoral thesis or current writing project as well as an excerpt of up to two pages from your current writing project. Please include any problems you encounter as you write an academic article or text.
Please use online or print tools to check your spelling and grammar before submitting your sample and excerpt.
The training course will take two forms. Input will be followed by offline individual or online pair /trio opportunities for practical application, questions, and discussion. During the opportunities for individuals to work on their own or participants to work in pairs or trios, the instructor will speak with each participant concerning their specific questions about academic writing.
Date: Friday, 3rd November 2023
Schedule: 9:30 am to 18:00 with two hours and a half offline for lunch (from 12:30 to 15:00)
Dr. Jeannette Regan, freelance instructor, editor, and learning advisor to doctoral candidates and several Swiss doctoral programs (www.jeannette-regan.ch), formerly of the language centers at the Universities of Lausanne and Fribourg.