Academic Writing: Neurosciences

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

Doel vak

On successful completion of this course you will be a confident writer
of an academic text in English which is
• coherent
• convincing
• compact
• linguistically correct

Inhoud vak

After an initial introductory session in which we agree a fine-tuned
version of the schedule, the course will essentially concentrate on
aspects of coherent and compact text, introducing basic principles and
giving you the opportunity to analyse and reformulate defective text
segments. These aspects will play a central role in weeks 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The need for convincing text, in which the relevance of the research
comes strongly to the fore, will be addressed at various points as well,
and at least in week 5, where you will give peer review of each other’s
draft summaries/introductions. The treatment of linguistic accuracy
[lexical, grammatical and punctuational features] in week 6 will be in
the main determined by your own perceived needs and by the feedback
given on individual draft texts.

The topic of the research proposal you work on during the course should
be finalized by the end of week 2 [see Canvas document detailing the
options]. No more than 15 students will be allowed to work on any one of
the given topics. For the peer review session in week 5 [possibly
continued in week 6] you will work in groups of 4, which will have to be
agreed beforehand, so that each person in a group offers comments on
three other texts.


The final product is a research proposal of approx. 1000 words, composed
following agreed structural requirements. At the end of the course you
will have some time to complete the final version of your research
proposal. We will arrange the precise date together. Your proposal will
receive a pass/fail assessment. If you fail, you will be given feedback
to help you prepare a reworked version.


There is no obligatory reading for this course, but for language support
you can study the feedback categories in ELS-Online.

Overige informatie

The materials for this course will be made available on the course’s
Canvas site. You will also be asked to submit your mid-course assignment
and final assignment via Canvas. Please organize your Canvas account so
that you receive course announcements additionally via your e-mail [see
under notifications].

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AM_1123
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P2, P4
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. M. Hannay
Examinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Docenten dr. R. Straaijer MA MSc.

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