Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Mark Twain

Weekly courses, workshops and writing sessions

Academic English Writing A

Lecture number
044032f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Thu. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 01/13/2022 to 01/13/2022 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Thu. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 09/30/2021 to 12/23/2021 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Thu. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 01/20/2022 to 01/20/2022 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Course for those wishing to write effective, well-structured and idiomatic academic texts. For exchange students, 3 CPs are available on successful completion of an exam.
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The course provides information and tools to help you write an academic text in English. We will work through exercises dealing with aspects of academic style, language use, grammar, punctuation and text structure. The topic of plagiarism will be addressed. Assistance and feedback will be available for those of you who will be writing essays or term papers.

Academic English Writing B

Lecture number
044033f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Fri. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 12/03/2021 to 12/03/2021 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 161
Fri. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 10/01/2021 to 12/17/2021 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 064

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Course for those wishing to write well-structured, coherent and idiomatic academic texts
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This course provides information and tools to enable you to write effective academic texts in English. Exercises will make us of authentic academic texts and deal with topics such as academic style and register, cohesion & coherence, sentence & paragraph structure, punctuation, plagiarism, citing and referencing.

English Grammar and Language for Academic Writing

Lecture number
044037f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 10/04/2021 to 12/20/2021 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401

Lecturers

Description

     

  • A course for those wishing to practice aspects of English grammar and language use in the context of writing an academic text
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The course provides a range of exercises focussing on the use of words, phrases and grammatical structures with the intention of supporting written language production. Aspects dealt with in the course include: effective and persuasive argumentation, the expression of cause and effect, the use of the appropriate register, stating facts and opinions, and the use of defining language.

English Vocabulary and Grammar for Academic Purposes

Lecture number
044038f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Weekly 09/29/2021 to 12/22/2021 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 163
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 01/12/2022 to 01/12/2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 163
Wed. 08:00 to 10:00 Single 01/19/2022 to 01/19/2022 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 163

Lecturers

Description

     

  • A course for those wishing to practice important aspects of English grammar and vocabulary use in an academic context. For exchange students, 3 CPs are available on successful completion.
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The course is exercise-based with a range of topics including: finite verb forms for present, past & future time; non-finite verb forms and their use in academic texts; verb patterns; passive voice (as an alternative to personal language); sentence structure and linking; clauses (relative, participle etc.); collocations; articles and prepositions. Conversation will be encouraged during the sessions to improve fluency.

Academic English ‒ writing session

Lecture number
044035f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Schreibwerkstatt
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Wed. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 09/29/2021 to 12/22/2021 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Wed. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 01/12/2022 to 01/12/2022 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Wed. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 01/19/2022 to 01/19/2022 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Writing sessions for those working on an existing writing project (presentation, essay, term paper, thesis, academic article etc.)
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The sessions provide a space to work on an existing writing project without distractions, the possibility to exchange ideas with others, and the opportunity to obtain a consultation with a native speaker about your written text or writing plans. Support will be provided for the self-correction of your text. The sessions run throughout the semester.

Please note: Entry into the writing sessions is possible at any time throughout the semester. Attendance as required.

Postgraduate writing session

Lecture number
044041f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Schreibwerkstatt
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 01/10/2022 to 01/10/2022 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 10/04/2021 to 12/20/2021 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401
Mon. 10:00 to 12:00 Single 01/17/2022 to 01/17/2022 Gebäude Riga 4 - RIG 401

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Writing sessions for postgraduates working on an existing writing project (journal article (including resubmission), thesis, proposal etc.)
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The sessions provide a space to work on an existing writing project without distractions, the possibility to exchange ideas with others, and the opportunity to obtain a consultation with a native speaker about your written text or writing plans. Extensive feedback can be given to your texts as well as support in the correction of language issues and the improvement with issues relating to clarity and structure.

Please note: Attendance is based on your need and time constraints.

Plagiarism: What is it and how can it be avoided?

Lecture number
044040f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Workshop
Maximum number of participants
12

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Wed. 10:00 to 13:00 Single 12/08/2021 to 12/08/2021 Trondheim 2 - TRO 206
Wed. 10:00 to 13:00 Single 10/27/2021 to 10/27/2021 Trondheim 2 - TRO 206

Lecturers

Description

     

  • Parallel workshops for those unsure what plagiarism is and how it can be avoided
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Topics include: types of plagiarism, general knowledge and personal experience, quoting and paraphrasing, summarising from a single source, citing and referencing sources.

Exercises will be used to enhance understanding of the presented information.

English for Academic Purposes (for academic staff)

Lecture number
044039f TextLab!
Semester
Autumn semester 2021
Type
Seminar/Übung
Maximum number of participants
20

Events

Day Time Recurrence Duration Room
Fri. 10:00 to 12:00 Weekly 10/01/2021 to 12/17/2021 Gebäude Helsinki - HEL 167

Lecturers

Description

     

  • A course for those wishing to strengthen their oral and written academic skills
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The course will be exercise-based and respond to the requirements of those attending. We will deal with a range of aspects relating to language and grammar use in an academic context. For participants who have issues with teaching in English or providing feedback to students’ written assignments, we can seek to develop solutions.