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Advanced Academic & Professional Skills



The aim of this course is to develop and increase the students’ skills in presenting scientific findings in English, both in the form of a written text and as a formal presentation. The emphasis of the course is not so much on grammatically correct use of English, but rather on clear, effective reader- and audience-friendly communication.


Participants are given tools for effectively editing their own text on the basis of structural reader’s expectations. They are required to apply these tools one by one to their own text, and will be receiving individual feedback from the instructor on a weekly basis. In addition, participants will be provided with self-study tools to deepen their understanding of academic writing conventions.


Participants acquire the skills required to give a talk at a conference. Each participant gives a presentation during the course, followed by a group discussion on the contents of that presentation. The participant is then given individual feedback on the basis of a video recording of his or her presentation.


Group 1*: Friday 1 November until 13 December, 15.00-17.00 hrs in 5A29
Group 2: Monday 28 October until 9 December, 9.00-11.00 hrs in 1A12
Group 3: Monday 28 October until 9 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A12
Group 4: Monday 4 November until 16 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A24
Group 5: Monday 4 November until 16 December, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 5B16
Group 6: Monday 4 November until 16 December, 9.00-11.00 hrs in SA21 (except 16 december in 1A03)

  • This group is for Research Master Students only
    Registration in uSis is possible from Tuesday15 October 12.00 hrs until Tuesday 22 October 12.00 hrs.