Short Courses

These short courses aim to help engineering graduate research students develop and enhance their ‎research writing skills‎.

Developing Fundamental Research Writing Skills (4 sessions)

This course is designed to help new engineering graduate research students understand the fundamentals of research writing and develop their research writing skills.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Session 1 (15 Feb): Understanding Coherence and Cohesion
  • Session 2 (18 Feb): Understanding Paragraph Structure and Text Types
  • Session 3 (22 Feb): Improving Writing Clarity
  • Session 4 (25 Feb): Avoiding Plagiarism


Short Course: Grammar for Research Writing (4 sessions)

This course is specially designed for engineering graduate research students for whom English is an additional language. It will focus on a few key areas of English grammar that graduate students need to master in order to express themselves clearly and accurately in research writing. The following topics will be covered and discussed.

  • Sentence Structure
  • Sentence Modifiers
  • Parallel Construction
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense
  • Use of Articles