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LEAP Higher PhD

Learning English for Academic Purposes Higher is for postgraduate researchers (PhD students) and is designed to help with thesis writing and academic speaking to present and defend your research.

  • Unit 1 Philosophical Stance - Understanding the meaning of philosophical stance and methodological choices for defence of the PhD, pronouncing key terms, expressing reliability and validity, giving and receiving peer feedback, asking and answering questions.
    • Week 1 Ontological Foundations
    • Week 2 Epistemological Foundations
    • Week 3 Axiological Foundations
    • Week 4 Methodological Choices
    • Week 5 Multi versus Mixed Methods
    • Week 6 Defending the Position
  • Unit 2 Thesis Writing - Designing strong structures, tenses in different parts of the thesis, signposting words and phrases, linking devices, articles, irregular plurals, prepositions, word classes, explicit structure and implicit internal logic.
    • Week 1 Grammar Recap
    • Week 2 Structuring
    • Week 3 Verb Forms
    • Week 4 Effective Introductions
    • Week 5 Cohesive Writing
    • Week 6 Maintaining Coherence
  • Week 1 Ontological Foundations
  • Week 2 Epistemological Foundations
  • Week 3 Axiological Foundations
  • Week 4 Methodological Choices
  • Week 5 Multi versus Mixed Methods
  • Week 6 Defending the Position

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