FAH-ELC Academic Writing Workshop "Using Online Academic Corpus Technology to Improve Your University Writing"

E6-2113, Central Teaching Buildling

Event Information

Event NameFAH-ELC Academic Writing Workshop "Using Online Academic Corpus Technology to Improve Your University Writing"
CategoriesStudent Activity
OrganizerFAH-English Language Centre
SpeakerDr. Sean Grant (ELC Senior Instructor)
Date25 February 2019
Time14:30 - 16:00
VenueE6-2113, Central Teaching Buildling
ContentTopic: Using online academic corpus technology to improve your university writing
Speaker: Dr. Sean Grant (ELC Senior Instructor)

A corpus is a database of language, which is often compiled based on a particular domain of communication. These domains include written texts used within academic contexts. One practical purpose for using these tools is to explore how different English terms and phrases are used within authentic academic writing contexts.

In this session, students will learn how to access and use some of the fundamental functions and tools of two major online corpora. They will then analyze some of their own writing using the corpus tools to make informed decisions about the authenticity and appropriateness of the language used within their writing. In short, students will practice using corpus tools to help improve their university writing.

**Prior to the workshop students will need to:
• Register for free access to the Corpus of Contemporary American English https://corpus.byu.edu/coca/
• Bring or have online access to an essay or other piece of academic writing from their major in Microsoft Word format

Date: 25 February (Monday), 2019
Time: 14:30-16:00
Venue: E6-2113
Registration: scan the QR code on poster or please click https://goo.gl/forms/VdMSmpOVlRFrvcjG2
Quota: Around 20 UM students
*0.5 Smart point will be awarded for participation.

Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at fah_elc_elta@um.edu.mo
Target AudienceUM students

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