This course is designed to improve students' skills to write research articles in English. The course will help students develop their basic writing skills, and will provide them with strategies to present an argument effectively in scientific papers, using appropriate vocabulary and expressions.
As a course for ToTAL, Global Writing will help you to become a better writer, who can write clearly and persuasively in a reader-friendly manner.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) write a well-organized essay, research paper or a paragraph.
2) write grammatical sentences and communicate clearly in written English.
3) use vocabulary and expressions widely used in scientific papers.
writing, structure, grammar, persuasiveness
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
After a lecture on the structure of essays and research papers, students will practice writing short essays and parts of research papers in English either in class or as homework. They will review written work by other students in class, and learn better ways of writing. They will also practice answering TOEFL-style questions.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction. Explaining your research in a letter. Writing a CV.||Understand how to write in a reader-friendly manner|
|Class 2||Structure of an essay: thesis statement and supporting paragraphs||Write a short essay|
|Class 3||Revising an essay. checklist. TOEFL-style questions||Revise an essay on your own|
|Class 4||Writing a research paper: Introduction||Write the introduction section of a research paper|
|Class 5||Writing a research paper: Experimental section||Write the experimental section of a research paper|
|Class 6||Writing a research paper: Results||Write the results section of a research paper|
|Class 7||Writing a research paper: Discussion||Write the discussion section of a research paper|
|Class 8||Summary. Final exam.|
Handouts will be provided in class.
Class participation: 30%
Final Exam: 20%