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Block Course English Intensive Thesis Writer's Workshop C2 
Winter semester 2015/16
TUM Language Center
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This course is designed for students currently writing theses or dissertations in English. It combines lectures and workshopping texts in small groups. The content goes beyond mere questions of “correct” grammar and word choice, and emphasizes instead stylistic guidelines for forceful and clear English writing on a high academic level. Discussions have a slight emphasis on strategies for German speakers but are still appropriate for students from any language background. Students are encouraged to make use of the English Writing Center during or after this course to receive additional one-to-one support.
Ability to begin work at the C1-C2 level of the GER, as demonstrated by a score above 85% on the English placement test at www.moodle.tum.de. Basic understanding of grammar and grammatical terms (e.g., parts of speech, subject, verb, object, active, passive, nominalization).
Students will learn to express themselves with greater clarity in precision in written English. They will become more familiar with strategies for effective academic writing in English specifically, while gaining a sense for potential contrasts with their own native languages. Students will develop techniques to implement compelling sentence constructions, create cohesion within and between sentences, and render paragraphs coherent through specific semantic and syntactic choices.
lecture with exercises
Seminars adopt a communicative and skills-oriented approach through group discussion, case studies, presentations, group work, etc. The workshopping sessions in the course use students’ texts as the primary learning materials.
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