English - Academic Writing C2 Intensive/Blended Learning

Module SZ0402

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2013 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ0402 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h  h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this course students write and revise essays of various genres including description, evaluation, explanation, argument and analysis, while learning how to evaluate and interpret written texts of others in regular workshop sessions. Sample essays from previous semesters can be found at www.moodle.tum.de.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module, students have improved their ability to communicate clearly and powerfully in formal written English, become familiar with some common forms of expository writing, increased academic, professional and everyday vocabulary, developed regular habits to continue this learning process, and generally have increased their enjoyment of writing. In addition, students can understand formal texts with increased ease, summarize information from different written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation; they can express themselves spontaneously very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.


Ability to begin work at the C2 level as evidenced by your score on the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de (Please check current announcements as the exact percentages may vary each semester.)

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

SE 4 English - Academic Writing C2 Intensive/Blended Learning Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

In this workshop-style course we explore a range of topics through short readings and essay-length composition writing. Techniques for evaluating ones own writing will be practiced, with opportunities to revise drafts. Oral and written peer evaluations will form a regular component of the class sessions including use of an online peer forum and online instructor feedback.


You need to bring a portable computer (with a fully charged battery, if possible!) to all class meetings.


Silyn-Roberts, Heather (2000) Writing for Science and Engineering: Papers, Presentations and Reports. Butterworth Heinemann Publishers. ISBN 0-7506-4636-5. Oshima, Alice, Ann Hogue (2006) Writing Academic English 4th Ed. Pearson Longman. ISBN 0-13-152359-7. Wiliams, Joseph (2000) Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace Addison, Wesley Longman Co. ISBN 0-321-28831-9.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

All versions of written assignments count equally toward the final grade. Regular attendance and participation in classroom sessions is required, as well as regular participation in online forum.

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