English for Academic Purposes: Focus on Language Development
Course for International Students
Autumn Session 2013
4 weeks x 2 hours; weeks 2-5; Friday 10:30-12:30
Location to be announced in Orientation week.
See registration information at the bottom of this page
1 – Assignment writing
This class takes you through the stages you need to create an effective written assignment – from reading to planning to writing the final draft. Bring your first assignment with you!
Week 2 - Fri 15 March 10:30-11:30
2– Writing great paragraphs
This class focuses on developing, organising and presenting your ideas in clear paragraphs. Be prepared to write! You will get feedback on paragraph structure, argument development and grammar.
Week 2 - Fri 15 March 11:30-12:30
3 – Focus on Grammar
This class will help you to produce clear, simple and grammatically correct academic texts. We will focus on common errors people make and how students actually use English grammar and vocabulary in their writing.
Week 3 – Friday 22 March10:30-11:30
4 – Critical Analysis
In this class, you will learn to construct arguments, analyse the arguments of others, and develop a sense of what “critical analysis” means in your written assessments.
Week 3 – Friday 22 March 11:30-12:30
5 – Editing your own writing
This class focuses on common mistakes writers tend to make in their work. It aims at helping you develop a sense of appropriate use of vocabulary. It also aims at developing an awareness of sentence structures suitable in academic writing.
Week 4 – Friday 29 March 10:30-11:30
6 – Working in Groups
This class explores issues which arise when students from different language and cultural backgrounds work together on group assessment tasks. We also explore how to manage group work to reach the best outcomes.
Week 4 – Friday 29 March 11:30-12:30
7 – Speak Up! Talking in Class
Many subjects expect you to present your knowledge by talking in class. Learn some ways of making the task easier; reduce our nerves; and organise the talk to get the best marks you can. You’ll have the opportunity to practise speaking in front of others.
Week 5 – Fri 5 April 10:30-11:30
8 – Pronunciation (2 sessions)
This class is designed to help you speak more clearly and fluently when communicating with others in class, at work and at home. We will explore different aspects of pronunciation and you will record a short text for feedback from the lecturer.
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Building 11 Room 217 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop)
Telephone: (02) 4221 3977
Learning Resource Centre
Building 11:217 level 3 (take the lift opposite the UniShop)
Telephone: (61 2) 4221 3977