Premaster Tutorial Academic Writing Political Science


Course Objective

Students learn to build a scientific argument, using academic English.

Course Content

The practice of academic writing will be introduced in a number of oral
lectures. In subsequent study groups students will practice in a number
of small assignments, using available videoclips and (digital) academic
writing guides. Through interactive tutorials and assignments,
students will be familiarized with and practice citing and paraphrasing,
argumentation, and structuring (academic) texts. Peer review and
discussion on these writing is core, and takes place under supervision
of a qualified teacher. Students write a draft research proposal in
their field of interest.

Teaching Methods

Study group meetings and working in peer groups.

Method of Assessment

Participation in the study group and written assignment.


To be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).

Target Audience

Students in the Premaster Political Science.

Recommended background knowledge

Knowledge of main research methods / skills, as well as how to come up
with academic research questions and how to write a literature review on
a topic of political science.

General Information

Course Code S_PMAWPS
Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 0
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator N. Onopriychuk MSc
Examiner N. Onopriychuk MSc
Teaching Staff N. Onopriychuk MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study-group, Lecture