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The Advanced Academic Writing course is designed for PhD students who write their dissertation in English. The course addresses different aspects of the writing process, such as becoming aware of disciplinary requirements, improving text coherence, writing effective sentences, using punctuation effectively, using varied vocabulary and improving the overall style of writing.
Event details of PhD Skills | Advanced Academic Writing
27 September 2023
09:30 -12:00
P.C. Hoofthuis
Organised by
Lotte Tavecchio

Course description

N.B. You should participate in this course about 6 months into your PhD project or longer. If you want to follow it earlier, please discuss this with the teacher.

The course focuses on writing effective, well-structured and coherent academic texts in English. It introduces strategies to improve the overall writing process, such as planning, outlining and becoming aware of disciplinary requirements. Other important course themes include writing effective and varied sentences, using punctuation marks effectively, improving text coherence and working with different techniques to improve the overall style of the text. Because the course participants typically use English as a second language (ESL), the course also pays attention to certain language issues that might arise at the level of vocabulary, sentence structure, punctuation and grammar. Throughout the course, the participants will work towards laying the foundation of one of the chapters of their dissertation (or an academic article/pilot study) and will write a considerable part of this text. They will receive detailed and extensive feedback on their writing from the course instructor, who will also use the participants’ texts as a basis for the course material.

Course dates

Wednesdays 09:30 - 12:00

27 September, 4 October, 11 October, 1 November, 8 November, 15 November, 29 November, 6 December

Offered on location-only. The next online installment of this course will be offered in the Spring.