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Enrol
20.3.2020 at 09:00 - 3.4.2020 at 23:59

Timetable

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

DateTimeLocation
Fri 17.4.2020
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 24.4.2020
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 8.5.2020
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 15.5.2020
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 22.5.2020
09:00 - 12:00
Fri 29.5.2020
09:00 - 12:00

Description

YEB Doctoral School, Transferable skills.

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.

The course is taught in spring and autumn terms.

  • 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

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

80% attendance and assignment completion required.

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

PASS/FAIL, 75% attendance and assignment completion required

In English.

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.

Anni Tonteri, senior advisor of YEB

Advanced level of English