Writing 2

2018-2019
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Doel vak

After 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
level.

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
discipline;
• 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 vak

The 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
grammatical repertoire.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures (2 hours a week) and seminars (2 hours a week).

Toetsvorm

A 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 voorkennis

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

Literatuur

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

Doelgroep

Second year students of Literature & Society: English

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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