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English grammar in context

Course description:

The goal of this course is to help you sharpen your writing skills in English for academic purposes. The focus is on optimizing sentence structure and sequence as well as grammar and vocabulary to make your writing clear, concise, and appropriate for the target audience. 
Participants are required to submit a one-page sample of their academic writing (e.g. part of a study protocol or draft manuscript) prior to the course so that we can assess your language needs. 
Criteria for course credits are submission of the pre-course text and active participation in both days of the course, including a homework assignment of 1-2 hours and review/revision of their own manuscript.

Intented learning outcome:

Participants will gain confidence and competence in writing scientific texts in English. You will learn some strategies for expressing your intended meaning in English and for reflecting on your own writing style.

Teaching methods:

The course is built up around central writing topics and will comprise interactive lectures, group work, and individual writing practice. Topics include sentence types, subject-verb agreement, use of active and passive voice, British versus American English, and academic vocabulary and style.

Course leader:

Claire Gudex, claire.gudex@rsyd.dk

ECTS credits:  

2

Course fee:

The course is free of charge for PhD students e enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement".
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 3,249.80.