ELC Academic Writing Workshops, Spring 2020
ELC Academic Writing Workshops
10:00-11:00 am (see dates below)
Remotely via Zoom
The English Language Center (ELC) offers a series of academic workshops with a particular language theme and focus. The Academic Writing Workshop series consists of individual sessions that cover topics especially relevant to students and scholars who use English as an additional language. Each session has a particular theme and includes activities, exercises, discussion, and feedback. Workshops are free and signing up is important to reserve your place. Details and signup information will be sent prior to each workshop. The Signup forms can be found on the website below.
25 September: Reading Academic Texts in the U.S.
Exploring effective ways of reading complex U.S. academic texts. Learning and practicing various strategies, such as language journals and key word tracking, for retaining academic vocabulary.
16 October: Writing about Sources in Academic English
Delving deeper into Paraphrasing/Quoting/Summarizing techniques, with an emphasis on scholarly tone and author positioning. Examining effective literature synthesis styles and correct verb tenses/reporting verbs in discipline-specific fields.
6 November: The Language of Data Commentaries
Exploring effective ways to read and write data commentaries. Understanding the role of highlighting statements, qualifying claims, and organizational patterns when writing about data.
Register for these Academic Workshops at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/academic-workshops/
Sponsored by the English Language Center