Writing efficient papers


First semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

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Content information

Starting level:
The participants are expected to have experience with academic Dutch. For example, they are about to start writing their bachelor or master thesis.
A CEF-level B2 is required.

Throughout their academic education, students regularly have to write papers. This course teaches you how to efficiently prepare your research, transparently structure the information and clearly phrase your ideas.

This course covers all important aspects of a good academic paper: formulating a clear research question, reporting & paraphrasing findings, referring to sources, constructing a well-structured text, using academic vocabulary and adapting the appropriate writing style.

After an introductory segment with general exercises, this course focuses on your own experience with and insecurities about writing papers. Papers are discussed in groups, feedback is given on your progress and useful tips are listed to improve your academic writing skills.

Placement test: no

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: EPS

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: P

Useful info

Special information: Classes take place on 11 and 25/10/2017, 8 and 22/11/2017 and 6/12/2017.

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Belongs to the series: Academic Dutch


Number of tuition hours: 15

Period: 1st sem.

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All