Academic Writing (SE)

Studiengangssemester 3. Semester
Semesterwochenstunden / SWS2,0
ECTS Credits3,0
Unterrichtssprache Deutsch

Improve and develop students' task-specific writing skills in preparation to writing Bachelor's work to include paper structure, formatting as well as usage of academic English. Students should be able to reference and cite sources correctly and accurately. Additionally, the course will focus on improving and expanding students' language abilities when presenting an academic paper.

English Basics, WA-1

Focus of course is on specific writing techniques (gender-neutral, IMRAD, 5-paragraph essay, abstract writing, genre-based citing and referencing guides) used in scientific journals and academic papers. The Introduction-Methods-Results-Analysis-Discussion structure of a paper will be used in this course. Emphasis will be placed on ethics and plagiarism in writing as well.

Maher, C. John (1992). International Medical Communication in English. The University of Michigan Press.
Swales, John & Feaks, Christine (2004). Academic Writing for Graduate Students. The University of Michigan Press.
Materials provided by instructor and students choice of dictionary

Final report - Oral presentation
Homework and assignments
Classroom participation