English - Academic Writing C2
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 WS 2015/6
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|SS 2022||WS 2015/6||WS 2012/3|
SZ0427 is a semester module in English language at Bachelor’s level and Master’s level 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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|90 h||30 h||3 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
In each essay, students will show that they are familiar with and can apply conventions of Anglo-American academic writing such as beginning a text with an introduction, supplying a transparent, coherent set of supporting paragraphs, and ending with a succinct conclusion. They will be able to apply conventions of grammar and mechanics consistently, and will demonstrate a sensitivity to readers’ needs by responding to feedback given by fellow students in workshops and by the instructor in consultations and in writing.
Students will receive both peer and teacher feedback on each draft and will revise their texts to demonstrate a command of the conventions of each genre (e.g. in an evaluative essay they will be able to respond to readers’ needs for information, state a clear judgment, provide evidence for it, use appropriate strategies such as comparing and contrasting, citing sources responsibly, anticipating and acknowledging counterarguments, and adopting a credible voice).
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.
Corresponds to C2 of the CER.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|SE||2||English - Academic Writing C2||Jansen van Rensburg, P. Schrier, T.||dates in groups||
Learning and Teaching Methods
Description of exams and course work
Students will also demonstrate the ability to produce texts spontaneously in a final in-class writing assignment (exam).
The drafts of each text, as well as the final in-class assignment will count equally toward the final grade.
As the course may be offered in various formats (online or classroom) the form and conditions of the final exam (with or without aids) will vary. Where audio or video is recorded, we observe the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO, Art. 12 -21).