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AELP: Writing (Jones, Tue 10-12)


DozentIn: Andrew Jones, B.A., M.Phil.

Veranstaltungstyp: Seminar

Ort: 41/105

Zeiten: Di. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich)

Beschreibung: This course will provide you with a framework for developing the skills that will allow you to produce stylistically adequate and grammatically correct texts. More specifically, it gives you an understanding of what it takes to produce a successful academic text in English, including the following:

• organizing ideas so as to provide a clear focus for the text;
• designing the text to fit in with genre conventions;
• shaping sentences that fit the context and allow the important information to stand out;
• using lexico-grammatical combinations to ensure idiomatic phrasing;
• using the lexical constructions which are characteristic of academic argumentation;
• choosing formulations in keeping with what is generally understood as academic style.

Having acquired these skills means that you will have developed a considerable discourse competence. Accordingly, our aims in this course can be seen in the context of the relevant communicative competences described in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR, 2001). The course will give you much of the support needed to develop your writing skills from the B range in the CEFR framework up to the C range, which encompasses the levels of proficiency and mastery. The central notion here is discourse competence (CEFR, 2001: 123), which embraces all the activities listed above. In order to accomplish this, you will be required to submit two written essays: one ungraded practice essay and one graded essay, the latter of which will be written under exam conditions during the final course session.


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