The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)
  • 2 (2021-10-25 to 2021-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

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

Examiner

Kimberley Nigel

Group size

No limit (22 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-08-29

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
2021-09-01 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/64517361615?from=addon Meeting ID: 645 1736 1615 Join by SIP 64517361615@109.105.112.236 64517361615@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 645 1736 1615 Kimberley Nigel
2021-09-08 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68049453037?from=addon Meeting ID: 680 4945 3037 Join by SIP 68049453037@109.105.112.236 68049453037@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 680 4945 3037 Kimberley Nigel
2021-09-15 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/69281577977?from=addon Meeting ID: 692 8157 7977 Join by SIP 69281577977@109.105.112.236 69281577977@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 692 8157 7977 Kimberley Nigel
2021-09-22 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/69889537322?from=addon Meeting ID: 698 8953 7322 Join by SIP 69889537322@109.105.112.236 69889537322@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 698 8953 7322 Kimberley Nigel
2021-09-29 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/61369529573?from=addon Meeting ID: 613 6952 9573 Join by SIP 61369529573@109.105.112.236 61369529573@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 613 6952 9573 Kimberley Nigel
2021-10-06 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/63840069768?from=addon Meeting ID: 638 4006 9768 Join by SIP 63840069768@109.105.112.236 63840069768@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 638 4006 9768 Kimberley Nigel
2021-10-13 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/64791565409?from=addon Meeting ID: 647 9156 5409 Join by SIP 64791565409@109.105.112.236 64791565409@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 647 9156 5409 Kimberley Nigel
2021-10-20 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/63146217142?from=addon Meeting ID: 631 4621 7142 Join by SIP 63146217142@109.105.112.236 63146217142@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 631 4621 7142 Kimberley Nigel
2021-11-03 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/69280647148?from=addon Meeting ID: 692 8064 7148 Join by SIP 69280647148@109.105.112.236 69280647148@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 692 8064 7148 Kimberley Nigel
2021-11-10 10:15 - 12:00 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/64042677067?from=addon Meeting ID: 640 4267 7067 Join by SIP 64042677067@109.105.112.236 64042677067@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 640 4267 7067 Kimberley Nigel
2021-11-17 09:30 - 12:30 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/66706390606?from=addon Meeting ID: 667 0639 0606 Join by SIP 66706390606@109.105.112.236 66706390606@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 667 0639 0606 Kimberley Nigel
2021-11-24 09:30 - 12:30 E387 Academic Writing 1 Nigel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/63941513762?from=addon Meeting ID: 639 4151 3762 Join by SIP 63941513762@109.105.112.236 63941513762@109.105.112.235 Join by H.323 109.105.112.236 109.105.112.235 Meeting ID: 639 4151 3762 Kimberley Nigel
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