Graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to enroll in “Writing Workshop for Researchers” (ENGL 186), a two-credit-hour individualized writing workshop/tutorial. The seminar meets on Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. and individual tutorials will be held for participants for 50 minutes per week.
Although it may be appropriate for native speakers of English, it is intended primarily for individuals who wish to improve their academic and professional U.S. English skills. It highlights two primary modes of communication: discussion and writing. Students meet together in a weekly seminar to improve oral communication and to address common English writing and grammar concerns. In addition, students meet individually with the instructor weekly for practice and instruction in academic/professional genres of writing.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Plan, organize and produce writing that is clear, logical and meaningful;
Apply their understanding of English syntax and mechanics to their own writing and to the analysis of academic/professional written texts;
Discuss academic/professional topics with peers;
Document their own written and oral strengths and weaknesses; and
Engage in the research process to produce a paper on a scholarly or professional topic (within the student’s field).