Date: 12 January 2012
To: All UF Graduate Coordinators, Staff and Students
From: Mr. Gordon Tapper, Coordinator, UF Academic Spoken English
RE: ASEP and Scholarly Writing Course Offerings for Spring 2012
ASEP1/3 is a non-credit, fee-based, course. This course is NOT eligible for a tuition waiver for students on assistantship.
The course has been modified to better meet the needs of students needing to pass the SPEAK test to teach at UF, or perspective students who will have to take the spoken part of the TOEFL iBT.
* This course will be offered twice during the Spring 2012 Semester
* The Spring A class runs from 23 January - 02 March
* The Spring B class runs from 12 March - 20 April
* The course meets four days per week.
* The meeting time is Monday - Thursday 7th Period (1:55 - 2:45)
* The course meets in Yon Hall, Room 320
* The fee for this course will be $500 for a 6-week course (either Spring A or Spring B).
For more information and registration information about these courses or the UF SPEAK test, visit the ASE website - http://ase.ufl.edu/, call the ASE office - 392-3286, or email Gordon Tapper - [log in to unmask]
The Spring A 2012 session of Scholarly Writing is due to start Tuesday, January 24.
Scholarly Writing is designed to help graduate students improve their academic writing skills. This is accomplished with lessons in cohesion, coherence, concision and shape. Through these lessons, students learn to distinguish and move between everyday English and academic English. We examine common pitfalls in academic writing including excessive metadiscourse and wordiness. Additionally, we take side trips into supporting genres of academic writing like the biostatement, e-mail correspondence, paraphrasing, and presentation skills.
Depending on the needs of the students, we study certain grammar issues common to international students, like passive voice and indicative vs. informative reporting verbs. A typical day's lesson consists of lecture and practice, followed by a homework exercise.
Individual help with writing assignments students are currently working on, including theses, dissertations, journal articles, and curricula vitae, is also available.
The Spring 2012 Scholarly Writing Course is offered as two non-credit workshops lasting six weeks each. This course is not eligible for a tuition waiver and is not available as a distance course. The cost of each six-week section is $350. For Spring 2012 this course is scheduled for Tuesday, 4th period, and Thursday, 4th and 5th periods.
The Spring A 2012 term workshop will run from January 24 to March 1.
To register for the Scholarly Writing class, please visit:
For general questions please contact Megan Forbes, director of the UF English Language Institute, at [log in to unmask]
For questions regarding course content, please e-mail the instructor, Stephen Flocks, at [log in to unmask]