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XENG0005 Academic Writing for International Master's Degree Students (CEFR B2), 3 ECTS cr. 
Code XENG0005  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Academic Writing for International Master's Degree Students (CEFR B2)  Abbreviation Academic Writin 
Credits3 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeLanguage studies Subject0004 English 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
   
Organisation Language Centre 

Description
Aim 

This course is aimed at students of Master’s Degree programmes taught in English. This course will focus on the development of writing skills needed for academic studies and Master’s thesis writing.

The course will focus on: features of scientific/research writing and the structure of scientific articles, the writing process, organization of an academic essay, argumentation, academic language and vocabulary, paragraph structure. Grammatical structures will be introduced according to the students’ needs.

Students will practice process writing and receive continuous feedback from the teacher and other students. 

Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able
1) to recognise and understand the basic structures commonly used in academic writing
2) to recognise different styles used in academic writing and to incorporate these differences in his/her own writing
3) to produce relatively fluent, logically sound, argumentative text
4) to have the competence corresponding to the level B2 of the CEFR (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

 
Contents 

The course is a combination of lectures and practical exercises.

 
Methods 

Lectures and practical exercises. Exercises 36 h.

 
Requirements 

Active participation in class work, regular attendance. Completion of the writing assignments.

 
Evaluation 

Pass/fail

 
Timing 

Autumn and spring term

 
Tutor 

Pia Eriksson

 
Language of instruction 

English

 
Compulsory 

Optional

 


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Reg. time is off. Academic Writing for International Master's Degree Students  Group Exercise  Pia Eriksson 
24.10.19thu 12.00-16.00
01.11.19fri 12.00-16.00
06.11.19wed 12.00-16.00
11.11.19mon 12.00-16.00
13.11.19wed 12.00-16.00
20.11.19wed 12.00-16.00
26.11.19tue 12.00-16.00
03.12.19tue 12.00-16.00
04.12.19wed 12.00-16.00

Upcoming exams
No exams.