English written proficiency support

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode RGDOS500
Vaknaam English written proficiency support
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I (blok 1 en 2)
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam English written proficiency support workshops
Leerdoelen To improve certain aspects of written academic English
Omschrijving The English proficiency support comprises three parts:
1. A compulsory test
2. 1 workshop
3. One-to-one tutorials

Ad 1. All students participate in a short English proficiency test upon arrival in Groningen. In this 60-minute test students have to write an argumentative essay in academic style about one of six suggested topics.

Ad 2. Based on the test score, students are advised as to which workshops, if any, they should attend. These workshops address
- Punctuation
- Formality
- articles & concord
- digital vocabulary tools
- the verb phrase (tenses, voice) & grammar pitfalls
- sentence structure
- paragraph structure
The advice is binding, meaning that attendance is mandatory for the students concerned.

Ad 3. In semester 2, one-to-one tutorials are offered for students who have followed the required workshops. These tutorials deal with written work produced by the individual students (e.g. one of the already produced papers from semester 1 or a chapter of the thesis). The tutor will provide feedback on this written piece.

The tutorials are only available to students who have participated in the required workshops as assigned to them based on the written test.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm zie opmerkingen
(A series of workshops followed by one-to-one tutorials. See "entreevoorwaarden". No Enrollment. Attendance compulsory.)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, niet-juridisch
Coördinator drs. J.R. van Loon
Docent(en) drs. J.R. van Loon
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
All literature is available via the Student Portal.
Entreevoorwaarden The one-to-one tutorials are only available to students who have participated in the required workshops as assigned to them based on the written test. Attendance compulsory.
Opmerkingen The support starts with a compulsory test and is followed by workshops (compulsory when invited) on specific topics. Participation in other workshops is voluntary.
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