IMPORTANT: Please note that the individual coaching can only be taken by students who have already completed the course Academic Writing in English: Writing Papers and Dissertations.

Period

Individual appointments

Please note that the individual coaching can only be taken by students who have already completed the course Academic Writing in English: Writing Papers and Dissertations.

Location

Stadscampus or online

Audience

Bachelor and Master students (and others with an interest in academic writing) who have already taken the course Academic Writing in English: Writing Papers and Dissertations.

Content

During the individual coaching, an experienced Linguapolis teacher will use an example of the student’s own writing to point out mistakes that he/she makes frequently, explain why they are mistakes and suggest ways to correct and avoid them in the future.

  1. The student sends a representative sample taken from one of his/her own papers or essays to the teacher (maximum 750 words). We recommend that students select a text which has not yet been edited by anyone else. The teacher analyses the language, style and coherence of the text and prepares the first feedback session.
  2. During the first feedback session, the Linguapolis teacher explains the main problem areas identified during the analysis of the text. Extra exercises/resources are provided where necessary and examples are drawn from the student’s text.
  3. Using the information and tips from this feedback session, the student then corrects his/her own text.
  4. After the self-correction, the teacher analyses the corrected text again to make sure that the student has understood and applied the tips correctly.
  5. Finally, the student and Linguapolis teacher meet for a second feedback session to discuss any remaining difficulties. They also talk about how the student can use the tips most effectively to improve his or her own writing in the future.

Practical information

Step What? Who? When?
1 send in 750-word text student Individual appointments (it takes about one month to complete those steps)
2 40 min: text analysis Linguapolis teacher
3 first 30-minute feedback session student + Linguapolis teacher
4 correction of text based on teacher’s feedback student
5 20 min: analysis of corrected text Linguapolis teacher
6 second 30-minute feedback session student + Linguapolis teacher

Evaluation

There is no test at the end of the coaching. Students who complete all steps will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the final session.

Fee

€135 for students and non-students

Payment

Please note that registration is only complete when we have received your payment.

You can pay by bank transfer or at the Linguapolis secretary’s office.

If you pay by bank transfer, please transfer the registration fee to bank account number IBAN BE65 7350 0931 3196 BIC KREDBEBB - include ‘ACEN STU Writing Coaching’ and the name of the course participant in the payment reference.

Registration

Please send an email to zoe.teuwen@uantwerpen.be to make an individual appointment.

 

IMPORTANT: Please note that the individual coaching can only be taken by students who have already completed the course Academic Writing in English: Writing Papers and Dissertations.

No refunds will be made if the participant cancels within one week of the agreed start date. Once the course has started, no refunds can be made.​