English - Introduction to Academic Writing C1

Module SZ0425

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

SZ0425 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)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

This module will help students learn to express themselves more correctly and persuasively in written English. There will be a focus on forming correct sentences and paragraphs, working towards the production of longer texts of the type students will be expected to write during their academic studies. They will also learn to evaluate and interpret the written texts of others.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module students will be able to write academic texts with greater fluency and accuracy and with fewer grammatical errors. They will be able to engage the rules of composition to construct logical and mature descriptions, explanations, and claims of the sort they will need throughout their academic years and beyond.

Preconditions

Ability to begin work at the C1 level as evidenced by the placement test.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

This module makes use of peer group revision, working through multiple drafts, and evaluation of model texts to help students develop their academic writing skills.

Media

Peer groups, handouts, textbook, online resources.

Literature

Textbook: Oshima, Alice, and Hogue, Ann. (2006) Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition. | Pearson Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4. ISBN-13: 978-01315235593

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Regular attendance and active in-class participation are required. Additionally, four written assignments are each worth 20%.

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