English - Introduction to Academic Writing C1
This Module is offered by TUM 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
Module version of WS 2012/3
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Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
SZ0425 is a module
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
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This course 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.
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.
Ability to begin work at the C1 level of the GER as evidenced by the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de.
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
This course makes use of peer group revision, working through multiple drafts, and evaluation of model texts to help students develop their academic writing skills.
Peer groups, handouts, textbook, online resources.
Textbook: Oshima, Alice, and Hogue, Ann. (2006) Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition. Pearson Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4. ISBN-13: 978-01315235593
Description of exams and course work
Assessment is based on writing assignments covering various essay genres such as description, argument, persuasion and analysis. Students will be graded on their ability to present content clearly and succinctly taking readers’ needs and writing conventions into consideration. The scores of multiple drafts are averaged to encourage learning based on the revision process.