English 3: Academic Writing (SE)

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Course numberB3.00000.30.030
Course codeEngl3
Curriculum2013
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW2,0
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

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.

Focus on specific writing techniques (gender-neutral, IMRAD, 5-paragraph essay, abstract) used in scientific journals and academic papers; distinction between register and style; conventions of register in academic writing and the development of personal style, including ways to convey writer's stance; genre-based citing and referencing guides; structure of paragraphs and inter-paragraph cohesion; appropriate grammar and vocabulary; differences between writing an academic paper and presenting it orally, training critical reading

John M. Swales & Christine B. Feaks, Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Materials provided by instructor and students choice of dictionary