We will focus on the mechanics of written English, at the levels of the paragraph and the sentence, using a practical approach that combines the analysis of examples with in-class exercises.
Topics include: conciseness, clarity, cohesion and flow, storytelling through characters, topic sentences,
dummy subjects, active and passive voice, the first person and language recycling. Participants will bring to the session two recent research articles in their field (not review articles or other formats) that they enjoyed reading and that appeared in high-impact, English-medium journals.
Course recommended for PhD students, post-docs, junior researchers and senior researchers
- Define “good” scientific writing.
- Learn a set of practical guidelines for improving their paragraphs and sentences in English.
- Implement their new learning in a series of in-class activities.
- Practice oral and written English through group activities and class discussion.