The issue n. 3 of the international journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy is now online.
You can access the text here.
Were you looking for a course in academic writing in English? You’ve just found it!
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – Academic Writing Skills
April 6 to June 1, 2018
42h (27 contact hours + 15 hours for preparatory reading and writing)
9 three-hour sessions (9 to 12 am), on Fridays.
Identifying and applying an academic writing style; developing writing skills in English (structure, argumentation, coherence and cohesion); writing different types of scientific texts (review, abstract, paper, essay).
Module 1 – EAP: An Introduction
– dialogues in the academic community;
– style and register of academic English;
– specific grammar and syntax.
Module 2 – Reviews
– different types of review;
– structure, content, and language.
Module 3 – Abstracts
– structure and content (thesis, aims, key words);
– summarizing and synthetizing ideas.
Module 4 – Conference Papers
– pre-writing (planning, outline);
– structure (introduction, body, conclusion);
– while-writing: organization and coherence (layout, paragraph structure, topic sentences, linking words);
– presenting a paper.
Module 5 – Essays
– developing an argument;
– describing process, cause-effect and sequence;
– exemplifying and illustrating;
– comparing and contrasting;
– using sources (paraphrasing and quoting; reference styles);
– post-writing: proofreading (using checklists).
Marta Soares holds a PhD in American Studies from the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra. She is currently a researcher at ULICES. She holds a BA in English and German Studies – Specialization in Education, having worked extensively as a teacher of English in the most diverse contexts, including Academic English. She is also an experienced translator and reviewer of academic texts (abstracts, papers, essays, and theses).
This course is directed at teachers/researchers and MA and PhD students who wish to strengthen their skills to write essays and other types of texts that circulate in the academic context. The participants should have at least a B2 level of English. If a language certificate is not available, a placement test will be taken before registering for the course.
For assessment purposes, participation in sessions, based on the bibliography of the course, will be considered (20%), as well as two texts written by the participants: one selected amongst the models considered, with ca. 5 pages (30%) and an essay, with ca. 10 pages (50%).
The participants who wish to be assessed will receive a certificate mentioning their final grade.
200€ general public
150€ students from the Universidade de Lisboa and researchers from CEAUL and CET
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O Projecto Medicina & Narrativa – CEAUL tem o prazer de o/a convidar para a Palestra de João Neto, intitulada “Hortus Sanitatis – uma narrativa medicinal da esperança humana”, a decorrer na sala 5.2 da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, no dia 25 de Janeiro de 2018, às 17h.
The Observador published an extensive piece on the V Seminário Tolkien Construtor de mundos… organized by ULICES, in partnership with the History Center, held at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon.
It was held, last December 12th, the session “Conversas Cruzadas: Olhares sobre 2001: Odisseia no espaço of Arthur C. Clarke. You can watch the recordings of this talk on ULICES’ YouTube chanel.
No dia 6 de Dezembro, o CEAUL convidam todos para as “CONVERSAS CRUZADAS: Olhares sobre 2001: Odisseia no Espaço de Arthur C. Clarke”
A partir das 16h00, no Sala 5.2 da FLUL.
A entrada é livre.
No dia 6 de Dezembro o CEAUL e o CH-ULisboa convidam todos a participar no “V Seminário TOLKIEN: Construtor de Mundos”.
A partir das 10:00, no Anfiteatro I da FLUL. A entrada é livre.