Academic English CIW-L&S Writing

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

• You have knowledge of the structure and register of academic texts in
your discipline.
• 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.

Inhoud vak

A 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


A lecture (2hrs) and two seminars (2hrs each) per week


A final essay of 1000-1200 words (100%); a series of assignments in
preparation for the final essay (required, no grade).

Vereiste voorkennis

English at VWO level.


Materials will be placed on Canvas.


First-year students of CIW and L&S.

Overige informatie

This 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
is compulsory.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

There 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.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_EABAALG104
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Examinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Docenten A.J. Gambrel
dr. G.A. Dreschler
drs. I.M.W. 't Hart MPhil

Praktische informatie

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