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

Home page of the course

https://arcada.itslearning.com/

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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