english for biology

a course for biology students at the university of crete

NEW COURSE IN ENGLISH February 10, 2016

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You can find our new course, ‘Academic English’, in the website of Biology Department (Προγράμματα Σπουδών, Ηλεκτρονικά Μαθήματα, Ακαδημαϊκά Αγγλικά).

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW COURSE IN ENGLISH FOR UNDERGRADUATE & POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS January 21, 2016

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Dear All,

We are really happy to announce that UOC Open Courses launched one more course for you,  “Academic English”.

In this course, you will find Prof. Patel’s seminars on  Scientific Writing (Unit 13). In the same unit, you can also find a seminar on Writing Organic Synthesis papers by Senior UOC Researcher, Dr Tamsyn Montagnon. You can also download useful resources provided during these sessions.

Υou can find more information about the course here:
https://opencourses.uoc.gr/courses/course/view.php?id=349

I hope that the content of this course will empower you to write your paper or dissertation drafts in an even more confident manner!

Kind regards,
Maria Koutraki
School of Science & Engineering
University of Crete
+302810394053
&
Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts
School of Science and Engineering
University of Crete
+302810545102
 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ENGLISH 3 December 29, 2015

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WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS (JANUARY 2016)

TEXTS

  • Text 1: ‘Mutations’
  • Text 2: ‘Cancer Biology’
  • Text 3:’Obesity is contributor to heart decease’
  • Text 4: ‘Genetic Drift’ (Texts a & b)
  • Texts 5:‘Researchers uncover why the body can’t defend against tuberculosis’
  • Text 6: ‘Longer exercise provides added benefit to children’

LANGUAGE

  • Features of Academic Writing (Formality, Complexity, Hedging, Explicitness, Objectivity, Accuracy, Precision, Responsibility)
  • Summarizing & Paraphrasing strategies (revision)
  • English Tenses (revision)
  • Note taking systems (revision)
  • Reporting on tables, graphs & charts (revision)
  • Sentence Structure & Style-Identifying Independent and Dependent Clauses

    -Eliminating Wordiness

    -Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fused Sentences

  • CVs/Cover Letters/Personal Statements

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ENGLISH 1

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WHAT YOU NEED TO STUDY FOR THE FINAL EXAMS (JANUARY 2016)

TEXTS

  • Text 1: ‘Microorganisms as cells
  • Text 2: ‘The Plant Kingdom’
  • Text 3:’Fish’
  • Text 4: ‘The Function of the Skin’
  • Texts 5:’Engineered Pea seeds & tobacco plants’
  • Text 6: ‘The study of living things’

LANGUAGE

  • Summarizing & Paraphrasing strategies
  • Latin Plurals
  • English Tenses
  • Argumentative language (writing a commentary)
  • Note taking systems
  • Descriptive Language (Describing objects, plants, animals etc.)
  • Reporting on graphs & charts
  • Revision of Subject-Verb agreement, prepositions and phrasal verbs

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

Announcement for E1 & E3 December 14, 2015

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Tuesday, 15-12-2015, 9.00-10.00 in my office (221a): last chance for the remaining interviews.

Tuesday, 15-12-2015, 10.00 – 12.00 in Room B: extra lesson for English 3.

Tuesday, 15-12-2015, 12.00 – 13.00 in Room B: extra lesson for English 1.

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR E1 & E3 December 4, 2015

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  • Extention of deadline for bonus homework: 10/01/2016

 

  • You can come for the interview on the dates and times available without a specific appointment. 09.00 – 10.00 in my office is one more possibility for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (08/12, 09/12 & 10/12/15).

 

The Instructor

Maria Koutraki

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT – ENGLISH 1 December 2, 2015

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We have an extra lesson tomorrow, Thursday, 03/12/2015, 11.00 – 12.00, in Amphitheatre A.

 

Maria Koutraki

 

 
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