This course is designed for international Ph.D. students studying in STEM fields who require customized language support to refine their academic writing skills. Whenever possible, the course will run by faculty cohort as this provides a stronger focus for the class.
At the beginning of the course, participants submit a piece of writing (up to 10 pages) from a thesis chapter, candidacy proposal or another piece of academic writing. Each participant will receive one-to-one feedback on their submitted writing. This submission also serves as a needs analysis that allows the instructor to customize instructional topics and strategies for the class. Throughout the course, the instructor works with students’ own written drafts, as well as model writing from the field, to enable students to learn to recognize and correct their own grammatical errors.