Academic Writing in English is a course for PhD students, post-docs and researchers at the University of Utrecht and other universities and research institutions.
Students learn how to improve the quality and professionalism of their academic writing while analyzing and editing the work(s) they intend to publish. By applying the techniques presented in the course, they learn how to communicate a message clearly and effectively in English to an academic or scientific audience.
Each week, participants receive personalized, detailed feedback on their personal writing challenges. This course aims to give participants the skills to recognize what makes academic writing clear, concise, and even stylish, which will serve them throughout their academic career.
Now, I am even arguing (with my co-authors) about the English words, grammar, past or present, British versus American, concise writing and the flow of the text. That is what you want, isn’t it? To be a sparring partner in the English language. Taylor is a very good coach in bringing you up there! She teaches you how to shape your text into an excellent piece of art! And writing is fun now! Maaike S.
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We also review grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary issues, discuss the dialects of English (American vs British), and correct major flaws in cover letter and email writing.
Students will receive extensive individual feedback during the course, as well as benefit from class discussion. This practical approach places the student’s own work central.
Past students have joined from the following universities: Universiteit Utrecht - Universiteit voor Humanistiek - Leiden Universiteit - Hogeschool Utrecht - Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam - Hogeschool Rotterdam - Radboud Universiteit - Universiteit Twente - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Open Universiteit - Universiteit van Amsterdam
Click here for directions to the Academic Writing course.
Register for the Summer 2018 GSLS course (on Monday afternoons starting May 28) at Utrecht Science Park here.
Register for the Fall 2018 GSLS course (on Thursday mornings starting October 18) at Utrecht Science Park via the PhD Course Center. (registration not yet open)
I now feel more comfortable and able to accurately express my ideas and have even started to correct my colleagues' work. I strongly recommend Taylor as a teacher. She perfectly mixes theory and direct practical advice on your own work.Directions