Script to Print builds on the first-year From Scratch to Script course. De emphasis is on both the practical aspects of academic writing (such as techniques that help to write more easily and with increased confidence; the study of the linguistic characteristics of academic texts; writing academic texts) as well as studying issues in recent literature on writing in a second language (academic writing viewed from a number of theoretical perspectives).
Two hour seminar per week.
Writing and editing academic texts; knowledge of theories on academic writing such as contrastive rhetoric and genre analysis and the ability to apply them in text analyis.
Syllabus on Blackboard
Christine Pearson Casanave, Controversies in second language writing: Dilemmas and decisions in research and instruction, The University of Michigan Press, 2004.
Ken Hyland, English for Academic Purposes, Routledge, 2006.
Michael Swan. Practical English Usage, Oxford: Oxford University Press: most recent edition.
Written test (33%).
Writing assignment (33%).
Oral presentation (33%).
The timetable will be available from June 1st on the Internet.
English Department, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102c. Phone: 071 527 2144, or by mail: English@hum.leidenuniv.nl.
Students can register through U-twist before 15 July. After 15 July students can only register through the Departmental Office.
This course is supported by Blackboard.