Academic Writing Skills
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- 15 weeks
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This course will help you if you take a degree or diploma course that requires you to produce assignments in English. It will enable you to learn, to write and succeed across college and university curriculums. The course aims to empower you to write clearly, coherently, and concisely and to acquire the academic literacies and discourse conventions applicable to most disciplines in higher education.
You will learn how to:
- Interpret and analyse assignment questions and prompts
- Select, read and interpret suitable reference materials
- Identify the purpose, audience and context of writing
- Plan, generate, develop and organise relevant ideas
- Follow the writing conventions and rhetorical structures of academic genres
- Paraphrase, summarise, synthesise and quote source literature
- Develop arguments with evidence and express writer identity appropriately
- Use correct academic language, grammar, vocabulary and discourse markers to communicate thoughts coherently and concisely
- Create error free text accurately and fluently in an academic style and format
- Revise, edit, fine tune and proof read drafts
Teaching and Learning Strategies
To facilitate participants to acquire the knowledge and skills of academic writing efficiently and effectively, this course will use the following instructional strategies:
- Product-focused, process-oriented and genre-based approaches to support students to learn to write competently;
- Portfolio assessment to monitor students’ development of academic writing skills with explicit writing rubrics, continuous writing practices and teacher-student conferences;
- Teaching and learning cycle model to scaffold students to analyse discipline-specific genre features of model texts and then jointly and independently construct sample assignments, and
- On-line self-access learning facilities to support students to become autonomous learners of academic writing.
For more comprehensive information about SPACE English services, please visit: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/interest/languages/english.
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17 November 2018
- Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
- 15 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
Instructors of all our courses are drawn from our panel of qualified and experienced English language teachers. Some of them are native speakers; others are local teachers with native speaker competence.
Applicants should note:
- Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
- No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved
You should either be already studying or about to study a diploma or degree programme that requires you to write in English. You should attach to your application copies of certificates showing that you have been accepted into such a programme.
- Course Fee : HK$3,300
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By Post / In Person
Applicants are required to complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS
Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.
2. Cheque or bank draft
Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:
- bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course fees in the form of a cheque, and supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
- or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.
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- For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
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