The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

4

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to equip students with
the tools necessary to succeed in writing the
thesis, i.e. to know the writing process and the
prerequisites of sound research writing, style,
structure, accuracy of English and technical
presentation. The course therefore also supports
the Seminars.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:

  • demonstrate a command of writing techniques to
    achieve the writing purpose for the degree
    thesis.
  • write in stylistically appropriate and
    grammatically correct English.
  • cite sources in the text correctly with a
    corresponding List of References.
  • apply Arcada's Thesis Writing Guidelines to
    produce a technically well presented written
    project.
  • correctly structure a written project report
    and apply the principles of academic writing.
  • competently proofread the text for integrity,
    and correct errors in the language before final
    submission of the project.

Course contents

Academic Writing:
Principles of researching, planning and outlining
Citing sources and listing references
Writing process
Structure - coherency and fluency - in writing
Writing techniques
Language and style
Drafting and revising
Technical presentation
Revision test based on course materials and
Thesis Guide(*SEE BELOW).

Extended written assignment (4,000 words) to be
completed by the end of the course.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Skill level C1 in the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages.

Previous course names

English 2 (Academic Writing & Project) 2014-15

Additional information

Attendance is mandatory.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 0 hours
  • Small-group work - 0 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 35 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should complete and pass the following examinations:

  1. Topic presentation
  2. Research proposal
  3. Information retrieval
  4. Introduction
  5. Course test
  6. Individual meeting
  7. Draft of thesis (introduction and literature review, methods)

Assignments = 80% of course grade
Attendance/participation = 20 % of course grade

Teacher

  • Kimberley Nigel
  • Åvall Ann-Kristin

Examiner

Kimberley Nigel

Group size

No limit (34 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-04 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-09-11 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-09-18 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-09-25 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-10-02 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-10-09 08:30 - 11:00 B323 Academic Writing 1 (Information Retrieval) Kimberley Nigel
2019-10-16 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-10-23 08:30 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-10-30 09:15 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-11-06 09:15 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-11-13 09:15 - 11:45 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-11-20 09:15 - 13:00 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-11-27 09:15 - 13:00 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-12-04 09:15 - 13:00 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel
2019-12-11 10:00 - 13:00 B323 Academic Writing 1 Kimberley Nigel

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