is familiar with the fundamental principles of academic writing in English.
Having completed the course, the student
can develop an independent thesis or research question of sufficient complexity.
can use and evaluate source material and integrate quotations.
can structure paragraphs including topic and support sentences.
can link paragraphs together into a coherent and focused academic essay.
can document and cite sources used in their texts.
This course will focus on expository writing, especially the critical essay. Students will learn about the constituent parts of essays. They will also learn how to develop and support an argument, how to achieve coherence between sentences and paragraphs, how to use standard source documentation formats, how to integrate source materials into their written work, and how to think, read, and write critically.
Lectures, group work and writing of assignments. Practice for teacher-training students. The workload is estimated at 135 hours.
All students: 80 % compulsory attendance in the semiars. For the teacher-training students: Practice and one assignment must be assessed as a pass. Other students: One assignment must be assessed as a pass.
Assessment methods and criteria
Portfolio exam. The components in the portfolio will be communicated by the course instructor in Canvas at the beginning of the term.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes, if there are places available.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module