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Course Title: Academic Writing Skills
Duration2 SWS (1 x 90 minutes per week during the lecture period)
Learning ObjectiveImproving academic writing skills.
The focus is on the writing of academic texts that require citation and the synthesis of information from diverse sources. This course raises awareness of cross-cultural differences in academic writing patterns and instructs students in the norms of academic writing within an English-language academic context. Nonetheless, the skills from this course are transferable to writing within a German academic context. This course is recommended as preparation for students who plan to write theses as well as those who will be required to write academic essays.
Please note that this course does not cover job-related skills such as writing basic business emails and CVs.
RequirementsPlacement test: At least 80 points or UNIcert III/1 completed.
Course FormatCourse includes seminars and workshops with a focus on writing skills. Students should expect to share their writing and comment on the writing of others.
Test FormatWriting skills tasks plus final submission of an essay or one section of an extended academic paper. The text will be required to be submitted in stages for feedback.
AssessmentWriting skills tasks: 50%Academic essay or section of an extended academic paper: 50%
The course will cover:
Course MaterialsCourse material supplied by teacher, including exercises and links on the course Moodle.
LanguageCourse offered in the English language.
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