Writing Scientific English for ESL Learners (English second language), 3 credits

Vetenskapligt skrivande med engelska som andraspråk

COURSE INFORMATION

Language of instruction: English
Course period: Oct - Nov 2022
Campus teaching or online teaching: Campus

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES

PhD students who are actively writing a paper or thesis.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After the course, the student will be able to recognize:

  • the essential elements in each part of a scientific journal article
  • what constitutes good paragraph and sentence structure in English
  • the roles of editors and referees
     

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR DOCTORAL DEGREE 

Good writing skills are an essential academic skill for writing the thesis and papers required for the PhD degree.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • IMRAD, the most common structure for scientific journal articles
  • What makes a text easy to read? Improving readability.
  • Hedgewords and connector words: what they are and how to use them
  • Results and conclusions: not the same thing
  • The editorial and referee processes
  • Individual writing tutorials

INSTRUCTION

The course emphasizes the practice of writing, so the lectures are short (10-15 minutes).Writing exercises are done in class and throughout the eight weeks. Feedback is given at least three times on each exercise and each student receives personalized feedback in a private tutorial session.

ASSESSMENT

Obligatory attendance and satisfactory completion of the ten writing assignments.

COURSE EXAMINER

Terese Bergfors, terese.bergfors@icm.uu.se

DEPARTMENT WITH MAIN RESPONSIBILITY

Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology

CONTACT PERSON/S 

Terese Bergfors, terese.bergfors@icm.uu.se

APPLICATION

Submit the application for admission to: terese.bergfors@icm.uu.se
Submit the application not later than: 15 Sept 2022

Last modified: 2021-11-15