Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.
Doel vakAfter successfully completing this course you will be able to write
texts which are relatively
free of lexical and grammatical errors, which have an effecient
structure, and are coherent, both at the text level and the sentence
Specifically, the course aims to help students in:
• getting more practice in writing formal, academic English;
• developing reading skills which will allow them to note linguistic and
structural features of relevant academic text types in their own
• gaining insight into how specific linguistic structures can contribute
to text coherence and text cohesion;
• acquiring greater knowledge of the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of
written formal texts;
• getting greater insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their
English writing skills, and knowledge of how to further develop
strengths and reduce weaknesses.
Inhoud vakThe main aim of this course is to further develop your writing skills in
English. For this course we focus on your position as a writer in the
academic world, i.e. as someone who is engaged in academic discourse.
This means that 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) expanding your
OnderwijsvormLectures (2 hours a week) and seminars (2 hours a week).
ToetsvormA short comparative essay (40%) and two short papers on the language of
engagement in your own discipline (30% each). In order to pass the
course, you need a 5.5 minimum for each component
Vereiste voorkennisAcademic English CIW L&S: Grammar and Academic English CIW L&S: Writing
LiteratuurHannay, M. & J.L. Mackenzie (2009). Effective Writing in English. 2nd
edition. Bussum: Coutinho. There will also be separate materials posted
DoelgroepSecond year students of Literature & Society: English
Overige informatieAttendance 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.
|Faculteit||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen|
|Vakcoördinator||dr. G.A. Dreschler|
|Examinator||dr. G.A. Dreschler|
dr. G.A. Dreschler
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