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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