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Academic writing skills *

Name of module: Academic writing skills *

Exam number: 8883

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Summer semester 2009, summer semester 2011

Prerequisites: Registration via email ( .

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
Serviceveranstaltung für Studierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften

Person responsible for module: Dr. Christine Grüning

Name of the professor: Dr. Christine Grüning

Language of teaching: englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 2

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.): 15 Std.; Selbststudium: 45 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 1

Methods and duration of examination:
Attendance, group work, presentation

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Eins

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
This course is designed for students who want to write a thesis or an essay. However well you know your subject, it is not necessarily an easy task to write about it. Writing skills do provide an immensely important tool in the academic world and are necessary for writing essays, presentations and research papers. This seminar should help students to develop academic writing skills. The focus of the course is on processes of generating ideas, collecting information, and establishing a thesis statement. Moreover, we study the process of knowing what you want to say, and knowing how to articulate this clearly, whether it is about your own thoughts or someone else's.

Contents of the module:
1. Introduction: what does “academic writing skills” mean?
2. Narrow topic
3. Researched writing
4. Writing structure
5. Academic writing skills
6. Presentation

Teaching and learning methods:

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Announcement at the begin of the course.

Further information:
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