Advanced Writing in English

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Doel vak

After successfully completing this course you will be able to write an
academic text in English at the C1 level of the Common European
Framework of Reference [CEFR] both in terms of relevant communicative
competence and grammatical accuracy and vocabulary control; you will be
able to spot the major coherence problems in the drafts of your own and
other people's texts, and edit the text to improve coherence; you will
also have a clear sense of where your English is strong and of what
areas you can work on to develop your expressive potential.

Inhoud vak

This course focuses on resolving linguistic issues that individual
students still have in their English, and on further refining (academic)
style and textual coherence. On the one hand the idea is to resolve
issues that participants still have with their English, and on the other
hand it is about learning to use structures that can make one's writing
more 'interesting'.


2 seminars of 2 hrs each week; one week of individual appointments.


Takehome editing assignment (30%); edited versions of a text you've
written before this course (60%); an analysis of and report on the weak
areas in your own English (10%). In order to pass the course, all
components have to be graded 5.5 or higher.

Vereiste voorkennis

This course is only open to master students who already have experience
in writing academic texts in English.


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


Master and research master students who are relatively experienced
writers and who wish to further develop the quality of their written
academic English.

Overige informatie

The course has an 80% obligatory attendance.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ETMAALG007
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator A.J. Gambrel
Examinator A.J. Gambrel
Docenten A.J. Gambrel

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