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6 heures pour terminer

Writing in English at University: An introduction

Welcome to the MOOC course Writing in English at University! This course has been designed as a resource for university students who are currently involved in writing assignments or degree projects as well as for students who wish to learn about academic writing in order to prepare for future writing at university. Although the course will provide guidance and useful tips and tricks to all student writers, it is specifically useful to those who are writing in second language contexts and whose native language is not English....
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 15 lectures, 7 quiz
Video5 vidéos
What is academic writing?2 min
Interpreting the task7 min
The writing process and process writing3 min
Feedback and peer review5 min
Reading15 lectures
Course aims10 min
Expected workload and working methods used within this course10 min
Course structure10 min
Course material10 min
Teachers10 min
Before you start10 min
Further reading10 min
Before you start10 min
Further reading10 min
Introduction10 min
Reading assignment10 min
Introduction10 min
The review process10 min
Finding the right words10 min
Online self­-improvement exercises10 min
Quiz6 exercices pour s'entraîner
What we mean when we talk about “academic writing”4 min
Instruction words6 min
The writing process4 min
Pause and reflect6 min
Peer review exercise - part 24 min
Using dictionaries4 min
Semaine
2
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4 heures pour terminer

Structuring your text and conveying your argument

In module 1 we looked at some of the aspects that you will need to consider before embarking on an academic writing project. In module 2 we will build on this knowledge when we explore issues of building and shaping an academic text. In this week’s module you will learn about argument, types of essay structure, and also how to structure information within paragraphs and sections. Structuring a text so that it is coherent and makes sense to your target audience requires a great deal of thought, and we will guide you through the decisions that you will have to make in composing a text. Though the information in this module will be of interest to anyone looking to improve their academic writing competencies, you will find the material here especially helpful if you have a particular writing project of your own in mind to reflect on, and to which you can apply the ideas that we present here....
Reading
6 videos (Total 36 min), 16 lectures, 5 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Research questions and thesis statement4 min
Structuring a text around the three-part essay4 min
Structuring information6 min
Structuring paragraphs4 min
IMRaD11 min
Reading16 lectures
Introduction10 min
Further reading10 min
Introduction10 min
Thesis statement10 min
Further reading10 min
Introduction10 min
Further reading10 min
Choosing an appropriate structure10 min
Structuring information in academic texts10 min
Reflection exercise10 min
Introduction10 min
Introduction10 min
Reflection exercise10 min
Further reading10 min
CARS: Creating a research space10 min
Introduction10 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
Argumentative writing4 min
What makes a good thesis statement?4 min
The three-part essay structure4 min
Structuring paragraphs4 min
IMRaD Structure10 min
Semaine
3
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2 heures pour terminer

Using sources in academic writing

Academic writing does not happen in a vacuum, but rather builds on scholarly work that has come before. When you compose a piece of academic writing, it is necessary to show that you have done your homework and read up on the subject. Sometimes you will be given specific texts to read, and sometimes you will need to go and find these sources for yourself. The kinds of sources that you will be expected to use, and the manner in which you use them, will vary depending on the discipline that you are writing within and the level at which you are studying. Though a Master’s level student will be expected to have acquired a more sophisticated approach to using secondary sources than, say, a student on an introductory undergraduate course, the basic set of skills required is the same. Using secondary sources in your writing relies on developing this particular set of skills. In this module, which has been developed in collaboration with the librarians, we will talk about how to go about acquiring these skills. The competencies that we discuss here are ones that require practice, and you shouldn’t expect to simply acquire them overnight. However, the tasks that we have set are designed to set you on the right path to honing your skills. This module is divided into three separate lessons. In the first lesson you will learn about reading strategies. In the second lesson, called "Integrating sources: positioning and stance," we will explore how to situate your own arguments and ideas in relation to secondary sources. In the third lessons, called "Referencing and academic integrity," we will explore issues surrounding referencing, academic integrity and plagiarism....
Reading
4 videos (Total 22 min), 9 lectures, 4 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Integrating sources: positioning and stance6 min
Why references?5 min
The parts of a reference7 min
Reading9 lectures
Reading in the information age10 min
Further reading10 min
Reflective task: Reading for writing10 min
Other resources on reading10 min
Secondary sources10 min
Incorporate secondary sources10 min
Reflective task10 min
Academic integrity10 min
Reference management software10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Predatory reading2 min
Reporting verbs4 min
Plagiarism4 min
Referencing2 min
Semaine
4
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3 heures pour terminer

The writer’s toolbox: Editing and proofreading

Welcome to module 4 of the course. In this module, we will focus on editing and proofreading a text. In our earlier discussion of the writing process in module 1, we have seen that many experienced writers view revising and editing as important parts of the actual writing process, and they intend to revise and edit virtually everything they write. Instead of only correcting mistakes in a piece of text, revising and editing are ways for writers to evaluate their ideas, to generate and test new ideas during the writing process, and to polish and tighten the overall argumentation and presentation. Although revising and editing are parts of the creative process, we recommend that you save them until you have a piece of text – a section, sub­section or paragraph – that you view as complete, in that the ideas you discuss and the organization into an introduction­-part and a body­-part (for sections) or a topic sentence followed by development (for paragraphs) are relatively stable. That way, you do not end up wasting your time correcting mistakes in a piece of text that does not seem to fit in or serve a purpose, and is therefore likely to be deleted later. Before you start revising and editing a passage, you should also have clarified to yourself how important the passage in question is going to be for the essay as a whole. If the passage contains ideas that are directly relevant for your research question and thesis, you should allow yourself enough time to revise and edit and possibly re­write the text several times. A passage that only contains extra information that is not directly linked to your thesis will need less time and attention, and some cases you may get away with only proofreading such passages quickly. This module is divided into three lessons, all of which focus on issues that you should be aware of, when you revise, edit and proofread your text. The first lesson, "The need to revise and edit one’s text," introduces you to issues that require both large-­scale and small­-scale revision and editing. Following, the lesson "Revising and editing for language" focuses on issues that affect the style and tone of your writing. The third lesson, called "Some tips and tricks on common errors," gives you practical advice on issues that are often problematic for writers....
Reading
8 videos (Total 42 min), 9 lectures, 8 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Global editing and revision6 min
Editing for register and tone9 min
Editing for style5 min
First person pronouns and choosing between active and passive voice4 min
Standard punctuation3 min
Spelling and typos4 min
Using a style sheet6 min
Reading9 lectures
Introduction10 min
Common problems in argumentation and reasoning10 min
Reflection exercise on global revision and editing10 min
Knowing when to stop10 min
Introduction10 min
Further reading10 min
Introduction10 min
Reflective task10 min
Online resources10 min
Quiz8 exercices pour s'entraîner
Pause and reflect2 min
Revising and editing4 min
Global editing6 min
Register and tone4 min
Editing and proofreading8 min
Pause and reflect2 min
Active and passive voice4 min
Exercise on punctuation16 min

Enseignants

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Satu Manninen

Professor
Centre for Languages and Literature
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Ellen Turner

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Languages and Literature
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Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Languages and Literature

À propos de Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. ...

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