Animated presentation of the main Academic Writing University Center’s activities.
Improve English Writing with A. J. Hoge
Writing is the most difficult skill for many English learners. You need to write well to get a good job. You need to write well to keep a good job. You need to write well to get a high score on the TOEFL or IELTS. What is the secret to good writing? What’s the easiest way to quickly improve your writing? In this Effortless English Show, AJ tells you a very simple tip for better writing.
Carl Johan Carlsson about peer tutoring and European Writing Centers
Carl Johan Carlsson, Director of Chalmers Writing Center (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), speaks about peer tutoring, history, experience, and best practices of European Writing Centers.
Springer workshop for authors at NUST MIS&S
Alexis Vizcaino, editor of SPRINGER speaks on how to select a journal for getting your article published, quality criteria and Springer requirements for scientific publications.
An Introduction to Academic Writing
In this video for the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Center, English Language Fellow John Kotnarowski provides a brief introduction to academic writing in English. More than just the passive voice and formal tone, the video begins by explaining how academic English acts as the “voice” of research and moves on to discuss a few general features of academic writing in English. The video concludes with a series of comments on the value and importance effective communication in written academic English.
Cohesion in Academic Writing
In this video for the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Center, English Language Fellow John Kotnarowski provides a brief introduction to the concept of cohesion in academic writing. Defining cohesion as “the grammatical and lexical links within a text”, the video outlines the importance of cohesion in academic writing and offers examples of several useful cohesive devices.
Academic Writing: Overview
In this video for the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Center, English Language Fellow John Kotnarowski provides an overview introduction to abstract writing. It defines abstracts and explains some of the purposes that abstracts serve in today’s writing/research environment. It also provides a more detailed discussion of the features of a very common type of abstract, the informative journal abstract. Finally, the video ends with a few practical abstract writing tips for writer/researchers ready to embrace the challenge of writing an effective abstract of their work.
Hedging in Academic Writing
In this video for the NUST MISiS Academic Writing Center, English Language Fellow John Kotnarowski provides an introduction to the concept of hedging in academic writing. Defining hedging strategies as tools that allow the writer/researcher to be what John Skelton calls “confidently uncertain”, the video defines the concept of hedging, explains its importance in academic research writing and offers an overview of three common hedging strategies complete with examples.