Course ObjectiveThe aims of this course are to introduce students to the basic
requirements of formal writing in English; to develop their academic
skills with regard to text structure, linguistic accuracy, and clarity
of expression; and to introduce them to the basic conventions of using
sources through quoting, referring and paraphrasing.
After following the course, you will be able to write an essay of 1000
words about an academic topic which uses academic sources appropriately,
which has no
major grammatical errors, and which uses a clear structure and a
suitable style for academic texts.
Course ContentThe subjects covered are the following:
- Academic style: formality, use of academic phrases
- Quoting, referring and avoiding plagiarism
- Structure: introduction, thesis statement, paragraph structure,
- Linguistic accuracy: grammar, vocabulary and punctuation
- Clarity of formulation: linking language, clause combining
Teaching MethodsLectures (1 hour a week) and seminars (2 hours a week).
Method of Assessment1. a written assignment at the end of week 3, constituting 20% of the
2. a written assignment at the end of week 6, pass/fail, required
3. a written assignment due at the end of week 9, constituting 80% of
the final mark
LiteratureReading materials will be made available via Canvas.
Target AudienceXB_CS 1, XB_LI 1, XB_IMM 1
Additional InformationThis course has obligatory attendance.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. G.A. Dreschler|
|Examiner||dr. G.A. Dreschler|
dr. G.A. Dreschler
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Seminar*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.
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