Summer Program 2014

13 January - 7 February 2014
Register online Mon 6 January 2014
http://www.usyd.edu.au/lc

- You cannot register before Monday 6 January 2014.
- There is a limit to the number of places available in each workshop.
- Workshops are open to all enrolled University of Sydney students.
- Workshops are free of charge.


Academic Reading and Writing Skills

Foundations of Grammar
(Course No. 4214)
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5 and Thur 6 February
10am-12noon (8 hours)
Venue: Room 459 Education Building A35
Target group: all students. This course looks at four basic areas of English grammar (sentence structure, verb groups, verb tenses and noun groups) from the point of view of the academic reader and writer. It will build your understanding of grammatical terminology and description. Please bring a sample of your course reading,
and a sample of your writing.

Functional Grammar for Academic Writing
(Course No. 4215)
Mon 3, Tue 4, Wed 5, Thur 6 and Fri 7 February 10am-12noon (10 hours)
Target group: students who have successfully completed Foundations of Grammar or a short grammar diagnostic test. Bring: a piece of your own writing. Builds on the workshop Foundations of Grammar and looks at expressing meaning through grammatical choices in academic writing.

Clearer Writing
(Course No. 4216)
Mon 13, Tue 14, Wed 15 and Thur 16 January 11am-1pm (8 hours)
Target group: all students. Bring: draft of current writing. Aims to make explicit the linking structures in English which make writing clear and logical and includes writing practice in using these structures.

Clearer Writing - 3 hour version for English speaking background students
(Course No. 4217)
Tue 21 January 1-4pm (3 hours)
Target group: English speaking background students. Bring: draft of current writing. Aims to make explicit the linking structures in English which make writing clear and logical and includes writing practice in using these structures.

Writing a Critical Review on a Single Text or Object
(Course No. 4218)
Wed 22 January 10am-1pm (3 hours)
Target group: all students. Bring (if possible): the text to be critically reviewed. Covers developing and demonstrating a critical perspective in a critical review of a single text (e.g. a journal article, artwork, film, lesson, policy, experiment website). Includes examples, language features and writing practice.

Writing a Critical Review on a Topic Area
(Course No. 4219)
Wed 22 January 2-5pm (3 hours)
Target group: all students. Bring (if possible): the text to be critically reviewed. Covers developing and demonstrating a critical perspective in a more complex critical review of a debate, methodology, theory, topic area, etc. Includes examples, language features and writing practice.

Quoting, Summarising & Paraphrasing Evidence
(Course No. 4220)
Thur 23 January 10am-1pm (3 hours)
Target group: all students/first year students.
Helps you to identify the differences between quoting and reporting, and gives practice in language strategies to help avoid plagiarism.

Writing in an Academic Style
(Course No. 4221)
Fri 24 January 10am-1pm and 2-5pm (6 hours)
Target group: undergraduates, Masters coursework. Bring: draft of current writing. Focuses on some of the characteristics of successful academic writing across all disciplines, e.g. formality, objectivity, conciseness and impersonality.

Writing in an Academic Style - 2 hour version for English speaking background students
(Course No. 4222)
Fri 7 February 1-3pm (2 hours)
Target group: English speaking background students. Bring: draft of current writing. Focuses on some of the characteristics of successful academic writing across all disciplines, e.g. formality, objectivity, conciseness and impersonality.

Language Strategies for Referring to Evidence
(Course No. 4223)
Mon 20 January 12noon-2pm (2 hours)
Target group: all students/first year students. Focuses on the range of grammatical structures, reporting verbs and tenses that are available, and presents guidelines for choosing appropriately.

Introduction to Critical Reading
(Course No. 4224)
Wed 29 January 10am-1pm (3 hours)
Target group: undergraduates. Bring: example of course reading. Introduces process of critical thinking and reading, practises strategies for evaluating and asking critical questions about readings.

Reading Strategies
(Course No. 4225)
Mon 20 January 9am-12noon (3 hours)
Target group: undergraduates. Practises basic strategies of skimming and scanning.

Critical Thinking
(Course No. 4226)
Mon 20 January 2-5pm (3 hours)
Target group: all students. Bring: a reading (article/book chapter) from a discipline you are studying. Considers what it means to think critically, offers a step-by-step perspective on critical thinking, includes practice in thinking critically about a text in your own discipline.

Essay Writing
(Course No. 4227)
Mon 13, Tue 14, Wed 15 and Thur 16 January 2-5pm (12 hours)
Target group: all students/first year students. Covers characteristics of persuasive analytical essays for social science and humanities. Focuses on developing an analytical argument and incorporating evidence.

Postgraduate Program

Writing a Thesis Proposal
(Course No. 4228)
Tue 21 January 9am-12noon (3 hours)
Target group: Masters by research, doctoral students. Bring: sample proposal from your department (if available). Provides an overview of the proposal with particular emphasis on the introductory stage and the expression of aims, research questions and hypotheses.

Writing a Literature Review
(Course No. 4229)
Thur 30 January 10am-1pm & 2-5pm (6 hours)
Target group: Masters by research, doctoral students. Bring: 4 or 5 research articles relevant to topic, literature review from own field. Examines purpose of review as well as structuring, synthesising and evaluating the literature.

Writing a Journal Article in the Sciences
(Course No. 4230)
Wed 29 January 2-5pm (3 hours)
Target group: Masters by research, doctoral students writing up their research for publication. Bring: draft of an article you’re working on or a relevant journal article. Introduction to the structure and language of scientific journal articles.

Writing a Thesis Including Publications
(Course No. 4231)
Thur 6 February 1-4pm (3 hours)
This workshop is based on a study of recent successful theses and will cover: how to write an engaging introduction and a forceful conclusion, avoid duplication in the several literature reviews required, and develop a final overarching argument.