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TAYJ524 Academic Writing 2 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Joint Doctoral Studies
Doctoral School

General description

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.

Contents:

Thu 24 January, 2013 (group 1), Room D14 (Main building)

Thu 31 January, 2013 (group 2), Room D14 (Main building) 

9:00-9:45 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

Thu 7 February, 2013 (both groups), Room 140 (Atalpa building)

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.

9:00-10:30 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

The maximum number of students is 18 in both groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired

Teachers

Moore, Kate, Teacher responsible
kathleen.moore[├Ąt]uta.fi

Teaching

24-Jan-2013 – 7-Feb-2013

Evaluation

Pass/fail.

Study materials

Material: Booklet handed out by the instructor.