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A29 - Writing for the social sciences in English - 21H

Total number of hours 21h

Directors

Keith Hodson, accent Europe

Prerequisites

Minimum level B2 in written and oral English on the scale of the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR).

Each candidate must have a professional project to write an article and add to their application a text on their work or a letter of motivation enabling the teacher to assess their level of written English.

Goals

- Be able to express complex ideas clearly by mastering syntax and grammar to compose well-structured and logical texts
- Place the reader’s understanding of your logic at the centre of your concerns, by signposting the directions in which your thinking and hypotheses lead.
- Avoid divagations.
- Plan for coherence and build your arguments to support your hypotheses.
- Take into account the arguments for and against your hypotheses, methodology and findings.
- Build a solid and rational architecture from start to finish.

Content

Following the IMRAD structure, the course will focus on syntactic precision and the coherent ordering of complex information to facilitate the reader’s understanding. This will involve grammar, syntax structure, the functions of adverbs, prepositions, etc., argument building, storytelling, exemplification and explanation, causality, speculation, and setting and fulfilling conditions.

The trainees will apply the guidelines taught by writing their own texts which will be corrected on the spot.

Calendar

September 4, 5, 6, 2019 | 10 AM - 6 PM
Opening date for registration: July 4, 2019