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Description: Good Academic Writing is vital to the success of any academic who wants to further his or her career. As an academic, it is expected that you publish and present. That is just the way it is.

It can be intimidating to write well in a non-native language and feel confident. This course will provide you with the skills you need to move forward confidently in your English academic writing. In addition to in-class time, you will get 1-1 time with me, work in small groups and have an online platform to ask questions and have them answered. I will provide you with infdividual feedback that will strengthen your skills. 

We will look at:
  • Publication Process
  • What editors look for (based on instructor’s correspondence with editors)
  • Peer Review Process
  • Writing a letter to the editor (participants given tips from editors that instructor has contacted)
  • Questions to ask yourself before you submit
  • Plagiarism
  • Punctuation for Academic Writing
  • Effective Academic Writing
  • Combining sentences and ideas smoothly
  • Academic Words and Phrases
  • Parts of a Journal Article (With tips on how to make each part effective)
  • How to evaluate journal requirements
  • Differences between British, American and Global English: How to know which to use

As your instructor, I bring an extensive background in Academic Writing instruction and editing. I taught Academic Writing at La Sierra University in Riverside, California and have taught this course extensively here in Denmark. I am committed to making this whole process easier for you and can’t wait to work with you.

Pre-course call: TBA
*For assessment purposes

Pre-Course Assignment: TBA
*Due first day of class


14,15 September 2022, Niels Jernes Vej 12A/5-006
26, 27 October 2022, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7G/5-109

*6 hours of course instruction each day.

8.30-10.00 Class 
10.00-10.10 Coffee Break 
10.10-11.40 Class 
11.40-12.10 Lunch 
12.10-13.40 Class 
13.40-13.50 Coffee Break 
13.50-15.20 Class

1-1 Sessions (45 Minutes)
*Students sign-up for time first day of course. Held via Zoom

1-1 Sessions (15-20 Minutes)
*Participants sign-up first day of course Held via Skype or Zoom

Organizer: Tamara McGee, e-mail: 

Lecturers: Tamara McGee, MA, President TRM English Consulting and TRM English Academy, Academic Writing Instructor

ECTS: 2.5

14,15 September 2022
26, 27 October 2022

Place: Aalborg University
14,15 September 2022, Niels Jernes Vej 12A/5-006
26, 27 October 2022, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7G/5-109

Zip code: 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 24 August 2022

NB This course is only for PhD students from Aalborg University

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.