Course: Academic writing

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Course title Academic writing
Course code KAJ/A4633
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The import is dedicated to the development of thinking and argumentative writing; the goal of the subject is primarily to prepare students for the writing of diploma theses and occasionally other scholarly writing.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This subject is the continuation of composition courses in the bachelor's program and is aimed at acquiring and using abilities in argumentation and in the creation of scholarly texts. Work with primary and secondary sources is a part of this subject.
By the end of both semesters the students will have gained practical skills within the subject of writing academic texts and can: - organize the structure of an entire composition, - formulate problems and hypotheses, - use scholarly sources, properly cite and comment, - properly refer to used sources They are prepared: - to use argumentation in classroom discussions and in composition - to present and express their own opinions - to use opinions contained in scholarly literature to confront their own opinions - to judge the quality of a scholarly text.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essays, parts of diploma theses.
Recommended literature
  • Barzun, J. Simple & direct. New York, NY, 2001.
  • Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. The craft of research. Chicago, 2008.
  • Elbow, P. Writing without teachers. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. They say / I say: the moves that matter in academic writing (2nd ed.). New York, NY, 2010.
  • Turabian, K. L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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