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Enrol
2.10.2019 at 09:00 - 16.10.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Wed 30.10.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Wed 6.11.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Wed 13.11.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Wed 20.11.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Wed 27.11.2019
10:00 - 13:00
Wed 4.12.2019
10:00 - 13:00

Description

Advanced level of English

Course learning outcomes: The students will

  • Master the key characteristics and practices in scientific texts, especially in journal articles and doctoral dissertations
  • Be able to select the appropriate structure and style for their texts
  • Be able to communicate fluently and clearly
  • Be able to edit their text at the different stages of the process
  • Master the key grammar and orthography, and know the sources to consult
  • Be able to present arguments and make references, and be familiar with the various systems of referencing
  • Be able to give and receive feedback, including peer feedback (collaborative editing of one’s own and a fellow student’s text), feedback from the teacher and feedback from journal editors, and know how to respond to it.
  • Style issues, clarity and formality issues
  • Writing mechanics (punctuation, handling numerals, etc.)
  • Structure, end focus, word choice, tense choice, voice choice (active–passive), connectives
  • Avoiding wordiness and ambiguity
  • Information issues, article structure
  • The submission/publication process.

Lectures combined with readings and exercises completed outside class and then discussed during class meetings.

PASS/FAIL, 75% attendance and assignment completion required

Course teacher: Vanessa Fuller

24 contact lessons with six face-to-face meetings plus 30 hours of independent/group work between the meetings. Maximum 16 students.

Lectures combined with readings and exercises completed outside class and then discussed during class meetings.

Mikko Juusti, HYMY coordinator

Advanced level of English