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Academic Writing: Academic Tone


This three hour interactive workshop enables you to edit a piece of writing to improve its academic tone. Through peer review, you practice editing a real text following guidance from the teacher and receive an improved version of your own text.

Items covered include: vocabulary, grammar and voice


  • Vocabulary
    • Identify vague vocabulary and make it more precise
    • When and how to use technical terms
    • When and how to use general academic vocabulary
  • Grammar
    • General principles of sentence structure
    • Achieving clarity and concision at sentence level
  • Voice
    • When and how to use active and passive voice
    • When and how to use personal pronouns


One three hour workshop plus approximately 30 mins of preparation work

Course overview

  • Programme is for

    All students interested in improving their writing.

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below

  • Time

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  • Location

    Online: platform will be communicated in advance

  • Course fee

    This workshop is free of charge for all students of the University of Twente

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum 15 participants

  • Trainers

    Stefanie Allum,

Further Information
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