Writing 2

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Doel vak

After successfully completing this course you will have more insight
into the language used in your own discipline and you will be able to
write a text in the same style. You will also have greater insight into
the strengths and weaknesses of your own English writing skills, and
knowledge of how to further develop strengths and reduce weaknesses. You
will be able to correct your own text and other people's texts for
grammatical correctness, but also for text coherence and text cohesion,
and the specific linguistic features associated with coherence and
cohesion. You will learn to take a critical look at your own English
texts and those from your fellow students, and will develop the skills
to improve the text on details.

Inhoud vak

The main aim of this course is to further develop your writing skills in
English, focusing on two aspects: your position as a writer in the
academic world, i.e. as someone who is engaged in academic discourse;
and editing, of your own and other people's texts. As a writer of
academic texts, you need to be aware of appropriate structures at
sentence level as well as at text level, of ways of using language to
refer to other writers, and of ways of using academic language
effectively. The emphasis in this course is on (a) gaining more insight
into the language and style of your own academic discipline, (b)
improving coherence, compactness and readability, and (c) developing
your editing skills.


One seminar per week.


An analysis of specific linguistic features (stance/engagement/quoting
and referring) in texts from your own discipline (40%); a series of
editing assignments (40%); a peer review assignment (20%). In order to
pass the course, you need a 5.5 minimum for each component.

Vereiste voorkennis

Academic English CIW L&S: Grammar and Academic English CIW L&S: Writing


Strongly recommended: Hannay, M. & J.L. Mackenzie (2009). Effective
Writing in English. 2nd edition. Bussum: Coutinho. There will also be
separate materials posted on Canvas.


Second year students of Literature & Society: English. The course is not
open to students doing other degrees.

Overige informatie

Attendance is obligatory (80% minimum). If you miss more classes, you
may still be allowed to finish the course if you submit an alternative
assignment, but only if you’ve attended 70% of the classes.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ETBAALG003
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P2
Vakniveau 300
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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