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Rhetorical and Language Features in the Parts of a Scientific Article: Academic Writing 2 (102)
20 March 2020
|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
The instructor would like to review a sample of each participant's writing prior to the workshop. Participants will be provided with a template with which to prepare a brief description of their doctoral thesis or current research/writing project, including any problems they encounter as they write in academic English. The description should be addressed to an interested reader not in the participant's field and written in two to three paragraphs using topic sentences and techniques for paragraph cohesion and coherence (presented in CUSO's The Basics of Academic Writing in English and other similar courses). An excerpt of up to two pages from a work-in-progress may also be submitted.
Participants are requested to use online or print tools to check their spelling and grammar before submitting their writing.
The training course will have two forms. Input will be followed by brief opportunities for practical application, questions, and discussion. During the time the instructor is speaking with each participant, the other participants will be provided with tasks relevant to the course content.
University of Fribourg
Date: Friday 20th March 2020
Schedule: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Location: University of Fribourg
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 University of Lausanne and Fribourg.
Participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train between the city of their university and the location of the workshop (half-fare card, 2nd class).