This course is intended for non-academic staff members who are interested in improving their written English related to writing short articles and announcements. The course is intended for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their writing skills in this area and receive constructive feedback on their writing.
The focus lies on refreshing existing knowledge, building confidence, acquiring new techniques for structuring articles, practicing new skills, and receiving constructive feedback.
By the end of this course, you can:
- Effectively set up an overall structure for your article
- Structure the paragraphs
- Use appropriate connectors and signalling
- Engage a readership
- Use persuasive techniques
- Hedge effectively
- Vary sentence structure and wording
- Use appropriate grammar
- Choose the right register
The course will consist of 4 sessions of 1 hour each over the course of 4 weeks. In addition to the online classes, an extra investment of about 1.5 hours a week is asked of you to practise with the knowledge gained and integrate feedback to further develop your skills. The classes will be offered via Canvas. There is no need for pre-existing knowledge of the learning platform.