Academic Writing in English

2020-2021 

First semester
Stadscampus

First semester
Campus Drie Eiken

9/11, 16/11*, 23/11, 30/11* and 7/12 10/11, 16/11*, 24/11 30/11* and 8/12
6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. 6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Online registration Online registration

* online lesson
These lessons will be taught online so that participants don't have to travel to the campus for all of the classes.

COVID-19 safety measures

If the course cannot be taught on campus because of COVID-19 safety measures, we will offer an equivalent online course, maintaining the original content, purpose and focus. The equivalent online course will consist of a variety of methods, e.g. live interaction sessions through a video platform, info videos made by the teacher, digital course materials, online exercises, etc.

 

Length

15 hours (5 x 3 hours)

Period

November-December 2020

February-April 2021

Location

Campus Drie Eiken or Stadscampus

Some lessons will be taught online so that participants don't have to travel to the campus for all of the classes. Check the dates at the top of this page to see which lessons will take place online.

Audience

Bachelor and Master students (and others with an interest in academic writing)

Content

This course will bring you up to date on the most common dos and don’ts of academic writing in English. You will receive lots of practical tips and tricks that focus on the specific problems we typically see in student papers. In addition, you will learn to recognise your own errors and correct them using online resources (dictionaries, websites, thesaurus, etc.). These will help you on the way to improving your writing assignments.

Specifically:

  • following academic writing conventions (e.g. use of passive versus active voice)
  • creating text cohesion (e.g. using linking words such as on the other hand correctly)
  • making use of standard phrases (e.g. This paper explores the validity of …)
  • mastering academic vocabulary (e.g. subsequent, diverge, etc.)
  • recognising incorrect sentence structure (e.g. This allows to …-> This allows us to …)
  • learning punctuation rules (e.g. This method, however, will …)
  • correcting errors using online resources (dictionaries, websites, thesaurus, etc.)

Evaluation

There is no test at the end of the course. Students who attend at least two thirds of the classes will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the final lesson.

Fee

2020:

€175 for students

€205 for 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. All details are included in the online registration form.

Registration deadline

First semester 2020-2021: 30 October 2020 

Registration

To register, please complete one of the online forms.

First semester
Stadscampus

First semester
Campus Drie Eiken

9/11, 16/11, 23/11, 30/11 and 7/12 10/11, 16/11, 24/11 30/11 and 8/12
6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. 6.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Online registration Online registration

 

Depending on which COVID-19 measures apply at the time of the course, some or all of the lessons may be taught online instead of face-to-face on campus.

Linguapolis reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. If this is the case, we will inform you as soon as possible.

If you cancel your registration before the registration deadline, we charge 20% of the registration fee to cover cancellation costs. No refunds will be made if the participant cancels after the registration deadline. Registrations cannot be interrupted or transferred to a later course date. Once the course has started, no refunds can be made.