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DPHSR405 Academic Writing 2 op
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This course will give you practical tips and strategies for writing scientific articles in English. Designed as a two-day workshop, the main objective of this course is to learn to identify and produce the most important elements in English academic writing. The first day offers a series of exercises and points to ponder, whereas the second day offers the students an opportunity to apply these tips and strategies in an "Editing Clinic". During the second day, the students will be taught a ten-step editing process that they will apply to texts in class.


Day 1

9:15-9:45 Online sources: Scientific, clear, transparent
9:45-11:00 Drafting, Differences between Finnish and Anglo-American traditions
11:00-11:30 Components of a Scientific Article, The Sequence of Writing
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Problems, Transitions, Tenses
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Old Information and New Information, Nouns and Verbs for Academic Writing
15:30 Self-editing
16:00 End of the day

Scientific Writing: The "Editing Clinic": Revising English Texts

Day 2

The students select a scientific text from their field and also bring in two to three pages of their own writing (5 copies of these pages). These texts will be evaluated in class.

9:15-10:30 Introduction to editing. Practice of editing on the "ideal" article in your field
10:30-10:40 Short break
10:40-11:30 Editing
11:30-12:10 Lunch (40 min.)
12:10-14:00 Editing groups
14:00-14:20 Coffee break (20 min.)
14:20-15:25 Editing Groups
15:25-16:00 Course Discussions (Questions and Answers)
16:00 End of the course

Vaadittavat opintosuoritukset

Suoritusvaihtoehto 1
  • Tutkinto-ohjelman omat opiskelijat
  • Muut opiskelijat
  • Avoimen yliopisto-opetuksen opiskelijat
  • Tohtoriopiskelijat
  • Vaihto-opiskelijat
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