Writing and Proofreading using Electronic Tools

Course overview

This course is designed for advanced postgraduate students, post-docs and visiting academics who are interested in using concordance software as a means of exploring and better understanding how published experts write in their field. Please be aware, this is a computer-based course, and you must therefore have a laptop and be able to bring it to class every week.

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about ‘corpora’ software and how it can be used as a tool for proofreading your own work

  • Students will build their own corpus (i.e. database of scholarly texts) within their specific discipline, and learn how to search it for the specific language patterns vocabulary, and stylistics commonly used by published scholars in their area of study

  • Each week, students will learn a new functionality of the software to better explore how expert scholars write

A certificate of attendance is available upon request if you have attended at least 80% of the course

Timetable Hilary Term 2020

  Day of week and time Date of first class Date of final class
Enrol Fridays 11:00 - 13:00 31 January 2020 13 March 2020


Enrolment information

For Learners with an Oxford University SSO (Single Sign-On) simply click on the enrol button next to the class that you wish to join. 

For Learners without an Oxford University SSO, or who are not members of the University, please email admin@lang.ox.ac.uk with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Email address and phone number
  • The name of the course you wish to study
  • The start date and time of the course
  • Your connection to Oxford University, if any (to determine course fee)

We will then provisionally enrol you onto the course and send you a link to the Oxford University Online Store for payment. Once payment is received we will confirm your place on the course. 

Course structure

  • Taught in weeks 1-8 of term
  • Classes per week: 1
  • Length of class: 2 hours
  • Total hours of tuition per term: 16

Course fees


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