English for Researchers, Writing Level 2

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Aim and content

This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Better understand how to effectively disseminate written research findings

2. Gain insight into how and why the language of research writing is evolving

3. Increase the readability of his or her writing

4. Benefit from an extended vocabulary appropriate for research writing

5. Enhance her or his confidence in using English grammar and punctuation.

This course builds on English for Researchers: Writing Level 1 where participants will have gained an understanding of what is needed to write successfully. Level 2 elaborates the points from Level 1 and focuses on how to make scientific writing more arresting, fluent and readable. Tricky grammatical points and punctuation will be taken up along with extensive vocabulary-building exercises. Letter and email writing will also be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to work with their own manuscripts and receiving individual feedback.

PhD students currently working on a paper or who have some experience of writing papers. Although prior participation in English for Researchers: Writing level 1 is highly preferable, it is not mandatory.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Face-to-face classroom tuition and group work using relevant hard-copy material and examples with follow-up practices and self-guided research writing. Participants will receive individual feedback on their writing.

Course director
Carol Bang Christensen, English teacher, carol@thecomputer.dk

Carol Bang Christensen, English teacher, carol@thecomputer.dk

12, 13, 26 and 27 November 2020.

Course location

Please register before 12 October 2020

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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