WiSe 18/19: Ü1-Academic Writing: Writing an Academic Paper: Research, Reading, Argumentation and Style
Aims and Objectives
The year-long Academic Writing module focusses on the skills required for writing an academic essay or paper: approaches to developing, organizing, researching and presenting ... read more
Aims and Objectives
The year-long Academic Writing module focusses on the skills required for writing an academic essay or paper: approaches to developing, organizing, researching and presenting ideas.
Part 1 (winter semester) covers the general basics of essay writing skills and structure, developing a critical approach and academic style, and will also analyse various techniques to improve essay writing, including appropriate language skills. There will be much emphasis on putting theory into practice and students will be expected to participate in writing exercises every week.
During the module, students will learn:
to express themselves with clarity and precision in formal, academic English
to develop critical insight into literary analysis
to broaden their range of research skills
to take a critical approach to their own writing
Over the course of the semester, students will be required to write a paper (approximately 2500 words) on the short story collection Dubliners by James Joyce. The basic requirements for the course are: the completion of the term paper and regular attendance in the course, including active participation in all writing assignments.
Please note that the entire module runs over two semesters: the second part is offered in the summer semester. Students must complete both parts to gain credits for the module.
The entire module (winter and summer semesters) is worth 15 credit points.
The course will be held in English. Students must have an active command of sophisticated, near native-speaker language skills (C1 / C2).
Kompetente Sprachverwendung(hohes Sprachniveau bis fast muttersprachliche Sprachkompetenz) (C1 / C2).