GRADUATE ENGLISH COURSE (ADVANCED LEVEL)
2016/2017, Semester 1
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Ctr For English Language Communication)
Modular Credits: 0
At the end of this course students will be able to:
identify and write the main structural elements of an
Introduction (context and review, gap and purpose, significance and scope)
identify and write the 3 core elements of
identify and write the 6 main elements of a
identify and write the 4 main elements of an
use transitional devices appropriately and effectively to maintain continuity; and
use correct tenses for different sections of a thesis chapter.
will highlight the structural and linguistic aspects of the main sections of theses and research articles.
are devoted to analyses of sections of a thesis.
Information about each of these workshops and samples of workshop submission can be found in the IVLE workbin.
activities are arranged to discuss students’ outlines for the first two assignments (pertaining to the introduction section) i.e. the writing of Context (the first assignment) and Review (the second assignment).
these outlines can be found in the IVLE workbin.
allow students to have their first drafts read and commented on by classmates and to comment on the first drafts of their classmates.
sessions are held so that students are given ample opportunity to discuss their drafts with their tutors and make revisions based on comments given.
ES5002 is a writing intensive course, requiring students to write three assignments which will form different sections of their PhD thesis. To this end, students will be given instruction on the structural and linguistic features of the various sections of the PhD thesis and of the research paper genre. Besides teacher instruction, students will also get help from fellow students through collaborative peer reviews. Throughout the semester, students will also be exposed to abundant thesis samples through either teacher- or student-led sessions.
Marks are allocated in the following manner:
80% for 3 written assignments (Context
, Results and
20% for participation in class (engagement, presence, peer review and workshop)
Context (Outline and 2 drafts)
1000 – 1500 words
(Outline and 2 drafts)
Results & Conclusion (3)
500 - 700 words
Academic Writing Test (2 drafts)
Participation in classes (Engagement, Presence, Peer Review and Workshop)
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week