The course is included in these curricula and study modules
- Human ageing and elderly service 2005 (international students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2005 (native students) - General studies (hagel)
- Human ageing and elderly service 2006 (native students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2007 (native students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2008 (native students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2006 (international students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2007 (international students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2008 (international students) - General studies
- Human ageing and elderly service 2009 (international students) - General studies
Type of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The primary aim of the course is to develop professional writing skills, especially academic writing, and provide students with the necessary support to successfully complete the thesis project. The course also aims to develop English communication skills required in the professional context.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to ...
- successfully engage in the research process for the thesis project.
- demonstrate the correct use of writing techniques and write appropriate, coherent and cohesive academic text in correct English.
- apply the principles of academic writing in structuring the thesis.
- correctly integrate source material into research writing and refer to such sources according to academic/scientific conventions.
- demonstrate the ability to write effective key professional documents.
P1 individual meetings for supervision and support.
P2 Academic/scientific writing:
- The research writing process
- Writing techniques
- Writing mechanics
- Structure, fluency and style
- Integrating and referencing sources (Harvard system)
- Technical presentation of the thesis/Thesis Guide.
Professional writing - conventions, structure, style e.g. (work-related/professional documents, business correspondence, work applications & CVs, reports).
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Entrance exam in English
Previous course names
Course for Hagel 2009
Recommended or required reading
- Study Writing - a course in writing skills for academic purposes. Hamp-Lyons & Heasley (Cambridge 2006 ISBN 0-521-53496-8)
- Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills. A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English. John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak (The University of Michigan Press)
- Arcada's Guidelines for writing the degree thesis. (downloadable pdf file from the Arcada Library web page)
The Good Grammar Guide. Richard Palmer (Routledge Study Guides - Routledge)
Effective Business Communications. Murphy, Hidebrandt & Thomas (McGraw-Hill)
Guide to Managerial Communication - Effective Business Writing and Speaking. Mary Munter (Prentice Hall)
Mastering Communication. Nicky Stanton (Macmillan Master Series)
Oxford Guide to Writing & Speaking - The Key to Effective Communication. John Seely (Oxford University Press)
Schaum's Guide to Great Presentation Skills. Melody Templeton, Suzanne Sparks FitzGerald (McGraw-Hill)
Schaum?s Guide to Writing great Research Papers. Laurie Rozakis (McGraw-Hill)
Collins Cobuild English Dictionary. (HarperCollins)
A Practical English Grammar. Thomson & Martinet (Oxford University Press)
Michael Harvey's The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing: http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/ External link
- Lectures - 60 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
- Small-group work - 0 hours
- Individual studies - 53 hours
- - 0 hours
- Total workload of the course: 133 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
- Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
To pass the course the student should participate in all classes and complete all coursework and written assignments on which the final grade is based.
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
Until date 2013-01-15
- Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
- Date will be announced later - Reports and productions