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CESL 690 Writing for Graduate Students (3 credits)

Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education


CESL : Audience, purpose, organization, and style of graduate-level academic writing. Mechanics. Editing. Textual analysis. Critical thinking. Genres: problem-solution, general-specific, process description, data commentary, article summary/critique. Student work-in-progress. ESL diagnosis-correction. Multiple drafts. Extensive feedback including audio-taped commentary and individual conferences.

Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

Instructors: Richard Cooper, Robert J Myles (Fall) Richard Cooper, Robert J Myles (Winter)

  • Formerly ESLN 690.
  • Restrictions: Open only to graduate students in degree programs for whom English is a second language and who are at the thesis/dissertation writing stage, except with permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken ESLN 590 or ESLN 690.
  • This course cannot be counted towards course requirements of any graduate program.