Academic Writing (SE)

Course numberB3.00000.70.830
Course codeAcad.Wr
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

In this seminar students gain additional writing skills in preparation to writing the first Bachelor thesis including organizational structure, formatting skills and usage of appropriate language. Students shall expand their citing skills and be able to use appropriate and accurate citing sources.

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

Seminar (SE) (optional)