In the Spring term of 2008, let's try out yet another way to improve our English. Every Tuesday (unless otherwise listed), starting on the 22nd of January, we meet at 16:30 in room 5-204 to practise reading and writing scientific papers. The reading part will be with texts in English, but the writing part will be dealt with bilingually - first by writing summaries in Spanish and later on in English. We will also study the structure of scientific texts and practise preparing articles and thesis work. The sessions will regularly be held at a lecture room, but may migrate elsewhere if the participants so desire.
Assisting this course is entirely voluntary, highly recommended for all who are not yet completely confident with their English skills. It is also acceptable to assist just to listen at first. There will be no credit awarded for the course.
There will be weekly sessions, excluding vacations and national holidays. The themes of the session to come will be chosen by the participants of the preceding session. Anyone is welcome to suggest texts to read and assignment types based on the texts.
|Date||Topic(s)||Observations and notes|
|22.01.||Reading and discussing two brief articles|
|29.01.||Reading and writing an abstract on an article||Bring your own paper|
|05.02.||Preparing a good abstract: elements and style||Bring your own paper|
|12.02.||One more paper of your own selection|
|19.02.||Elements of Style, first session||Material available for registered participants|
|26.02.||Cancelled||We'll continue next week with Chapter III|
|04.03.||Chapter III, rules 1-13||To be continued...|
|11.03.||No session||(exam season)|
|01.04.||The rest of Chapter III|
|06.05.||Green chemistry||11:00 at the library RAF|
|20.05.||Conversation on environmental issues|
|27.05.||Movie session||End of semester|
|Juan Carlos Salazar|