EKIP102 Academic Writing

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Lecture on 24 October

Dear all,

I hope you're all doing well despite the continuing uncertainty of the current situation.

Below you'll find information about our next session; if you have any questions or problems, do get in touch.

Students working from home:

- Most of you have already informed me of their intention to study from home. If you're not coming to class, and haven't yet let me know, please do so asap. (As this helps me in f.ex. the preparation of materials.)
- Our working methods will be similar to last time: you'll find all the materials, instructions and links in the Course materials folder here (by Friday evening the latest).
- I've again divided you into 3 groups, each with their own Google Doc and Meet for private discussions.
- As always, if you want to create your own Meet (or use any other means of communication), you're free to do so. Do, however, use the Doc provided to hand in your answers (as this is the easiest way for me to access and comment on your work).
- The general Meet link will be the same as last time: https://meet.google.com/viv-qgek-aye
You'll again need to wait to be admitted to the room (as well as the private Meets); please do also mute your mike as you're admitted.

Students coming to class:

- Anyone wishing to take part in person is more than welcome to do so. Do bear in mind the university recommendations for hygiene and the wearing of masks:

See you on Saturday!

Meet link and general info for our first session

Dear all,

Below you'll find info on tomorrow's session.

If you're going to be taking part via Meet:

Link: https://meet.google.com/viv-qgek-aye

- We'll be using the same Meet room for both sessions (AW and Story of English).
- The sessions will proceed as usual: there will be a bit of lecturing, and some exercises which you can complete in smaller groups. I'll put all the instructions and materials in the Course Materials folder. If you want to use f.ex. Whatsapp for communication, feel free to do so - just make sure that everyone in your group has access to it.
- As we'll be using Google's platforms, having a Google account is advisable. Both Meet and Docs should be available for outside users as well, but having your G-account will make things (and troubleshooting) smoother.
- Do note that even though you have a direct link, you have to be let into the Meet room by an admin - so please wait patiently to be admitted! (This also goes for the private rooms which will be open during tomorrow's sessions).
- Also, Meet is a lightweight platform (f.ex. compared to Adobe), and is generally reliable. I've noticed that the slide-sharing might sometimes glitch - so if at all possible, download the lecture slides beforehand so that you can follow them from your own screen if something happens.
- When I'm sharing from my own screen, I won't be able to keep an eye on the Meet chat. This means that I'll answer any questions with a bit of a lag. As always, the surest way to get in touch with me is by email.
- In case you need to get in touch with me urgently, my phone number is 044 3005123.

If you're coming to the classroom:

- The University hasn't yet updated its policy on f.ex. the wearing of masks, but the city of Jyväskylä recommends the use of face coverings in classroom situations.
- As we've got a big space, it's possible to keep safe distances at all times.
- Only come to class if you're free of all flu-like symptoms.

Info for the session on 26 September

(This info will be updated closer to our first study session.)

  • The following information is mainly for the benefit those studying from home.
  • The lecture will be held on Google Meet. I will post the link to the "room" before the session. You don't need to sign in or do anything else than to follow the link.
  • It's advisable to have good loudspeakers/headphones and a working microphone. You'll have a chance to discuss f.ex. exercises in a smaller Meet group.
  • If you don't already have a Google account, please set one up as soon as possible. We will use Google Docs as a way of sharing and editing files, and you'll need an account mainly for this reason.
  • All course materials, including lecture slides, will be available here on Pedanet as per usual.
  • If you have any doubts or questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.


EKIP102 Academic Writing, 4 op

The course offers students an overview of formal writing in English as a process and provides them with a tool kit which they can use throughout their studies.

After completing the course students will be able to

  • recognise basic features of academic texts and produce short, basic texts according to academic conventions
  • see writing as a process and recognise the phases of the process
  • set goals for their work in academic writing
  • plan time management for their work and take responsibility for their work
  • give peer feedback on academic texts
  • better understand their own skills and ways of learning and themselves as writers, and evaluate their skills
  • produce a portfolio for feedback and evaluation
  • see the relevance of these skills in working life.

Modes of study and assessment:

  • Methods of study: Class meetings: class, group and pair work in addition to individual assignments.
  • Assessment: Class attendance (required), peer feedback, written assignments and a portfolio, in which students assess their work and learning in relation to their goals. Grading on the scale from 0 to 5.

Teacher: Anne Karppinen PhD

Dates: (20 h) Sat 1.2. at 13.00-16.00
Sat 21.3. at 9.00-12.00
Sat 9.5. at 13.00-16.00

Autumn term:

26 Sep: 13.00-16.00
24 Oct: 9.00-12.00

Materials: The electronic course booklet (Academic Writing Handbook: How to Survive in Academic Writing); can also be purchased in Soppi.


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