Academic Writing (BETA)

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

The 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.

Inhoud vak

The 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


Lectures (1 hour a week) and seminars (2 hours a week).


1. a written assignment at the end of week 3, constituting 20% of the
final mark
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


Reading materials will be made available via Canvas.


XB_CS 1, XB_LI 1, XB_IMM 1

Overige informatie

This course has obligatory attendance.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ETBAALG006
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Examinator dr. G.A. Dreschler
Docenten dr. G.A. Dreschler

Praktische informatie

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