Academic English: Remedial Writing for Master Students

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Doel vak

After successfully completing this course you will be able to write a
well-structured English text in a formal style about a subject related
to your own study, free of serious lexical and grammatical errors which
would have an adverse effect on the readability of the text. In terms of
the Common European Framework of Reference you will have achieved at
least level B2 for linguistic accuracy and B2/C1 for relevant
communicative competence.

Inhoud vak

This course involves (a) a practical introduction to basic aspects of
the grammar of contemporary English, focusing on the problems that
students typically have when writing formal English, (b) a remedial
treatment of the macrostructures of academic texts in different
disciplines, and (c) help in getting to grips with the basic problems
involved in writing good, formal English (e.g. differences between
English and other languages, the essentials of English punctuation,
formal style).


2 x 2 hrs seminar per week


Early diagnostic writing assignment during the course; final online
grammar test plus academic paper of 2000 words. The final mark is based
on the grammar test and the academic paper, both of which need to have a
pass mark.

Vereiste voorkennis

Registration as a master student.


Hannay, M. & J.L. Mackenzie (2017). Effective Writing in English. 3rd
edition. Bussum: Coutinho.
Foley, M. & D. Hall (2003). Longman Advanced Learners’ Grammar: A self
study & practice book with answers. Longman/Pearson.


For Dutch and international students who feel insecure about their

Overige informatie

The course has obligatory attendance. If you miss more than two weeks
you will not be allowed to complete the course.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ETMAALG001
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Examinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Docenten dr. G.A. Dreschler

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