Course Objective• You have knowledge of the structure and register of academic texts in
• You have insight into the most important stylistic and rhetorical
aspects of formal written texts in English.
• You have insight into the strengths and weaknesses in your own English
writing skills, and know how you can go about expanding the strengths
and reducing the weaknesses.
• You can write a well-structured English text in a formal style about a
subject related to your own degree. The text is free of serious lexical
and grammatical mistakes that have a negative effect on the readability
of your text.
Course ContentA lecture series focusing on the characteristics of written academic
English, plus a series of seminars which provide practice on specific
language elements and also guide students in the writing of a 1000-word
Teaching MethodsWeeks 1-3: a lecture (2hrs) and two seminars (2hrs each); week 4: one
Method of AssessmentA final essay of 1000-1200 words (100%); a series of assignments in
for the final essay (required, no grade).
Entry RequirementsEnglish at VWO level.
LiteratureMaterials will be placed on Canvas.
Target AudienceFirst-year students of CIW and L&S.
Additional InformationThis is an obligatory course in the first year programme of CIW and L&S.
The course is not open to students following other degrees. Attendance
Custom Course RegistrationThere is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this course. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the type of class (lecture and/or preferred seminar group), and (iii) the exam. However, for this course the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the lectures (if applicable), and (iii) the exam, but not for the seminar groups.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. G.A. Dreschler|
|Examiner||dr. G.A. Dreschler|
dr. G.A. Dreschler
drs. I.M.W. 't Hart MPhil
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Seminar*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.
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