English

Thesis Writing: Assisted group work

INFORMATION

Course code

ThWr

Dates

For the different dates see the sign up form on the bottom of this page.

Course Fee

UT students:
€25 (registration fee), payable at registration

Group size

Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants

Trainer

Qualified teacher of English as a foreign Language

Course materials

Students’ own texts. Participants are required to bring their own written texts to the workshops.

Recommended:
Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (Kompas)

FOR WHOM?

This course is for master’s students who are writing their thesis in English and who would benefit from peer review/feedback on their texts. This workshop focuses on developing writing skills. Participants will learn to review their own work and that of peers to ensure their writing is clear and concise, and meets the demands and conventions of academic style.

RESULT

To assist master’s students to edit their own texts and to develop strategies to improve their writing.

CONTENT

The workshops will consist of 45 minutes of tutor input,  then students will work in pairs or small groups for 60 minutes to critically review and revise their own texts, with a further 15 minutes to recap with the tutor and one another. At the completion of each workshop session, participants will have demonstrated ability to identify errors or problems  in their texts and be able to select alternative phrases and expressions to communicate their ideas more clearly and accurately than in the original text.

DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT

Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course is held over 13 consecutive weeks, with eight sessions in total. Each session lasts two hours. Homework is expected to take approximately two hours each week. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

This course is for master’s students who are writing their thesis in English. Participants are required to complete a brief assessment before being accepted for enrollment in this course.  This includes general information; the online Dialang test (reading, vocabulary and structures sections – results should be CEF C1); submission of own written text; and intake interview if necessary.

Students must bring own original unedited text to the workshop (minimum 800 words). They also need to bring a laptop or other electronic device to track changes when editing.
All participants must be prepared to have their own work reviewed and to review other students’ writing.  

Further Information
TCP LanguageCentre
Support Office
053-489 2040
 tcp@utwente.nl

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