This course will deal with English for Academic Purposes (EAP). We will look at how various elements of academic writing are structured with the aim of improving academic writing. Other academic conventions, such as referencing, and so forth, will also be covered.
The course will involve the students writing, then drafting with guided help, their own papers. The writing will be discussed in groups and peers will make suggestions for improvement.
This course will have a strong practical element to it. Students will be expected to produce questionnaires, relating to their chosen topic, in order to carry out empirical research.
Some of the basics, necessary for good academic writing, will also be covered, such as: punctuation, paragraphing, sentence structure, tenses, spelling.
A portfolio of work will be handed in at the end of the course.
Heidi Schorr's course will be slightly different, combining Text Analysis and Textual Composition. The focus here is not on empirical research. There is a slight focus on literary analysis. Students who have not done Text Analysis yet can get their credits for that in this course!