Academic Writing


Hub:  Languages and Communication, Master’s

Course language: 
Course description: 

After the course, students should be able to: •identify the characteristics of academic writing •demonstrate their proficiency in applying academic writing conventions, both generic and discipline-specific, to their writing •demonstrate their ability to to critical thinking and analysis •demonstrate ability in collaborative situations •produce a six-page academic paper in pairs or in groups of three on a topic of their choice
Contents: •general principles of academic writing (purpose and audience, referencing and citing, attitude, strength and outline, writing as a process) •structure of academic writing (IMRaD), CARS model of introductions •academic writing style and grammar •organization, coherence and cohesion •data commentary •practice (writing an academic paper)

Working methods and scheduling: 

This group is fully online. No face-to-face meetings.



Earlier education: 

The course is for students with high level of proficiency and will be conducted at CEF level of C1, therefore students should have at least a B2 level in English. In order to self-assess your level of English, please look for the CEFR Self Assessment Grid on the Internet.

Teacher(s): Matti Mäkelä
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Enrolment date: 26.08.2019 - 08.09.2019
Date: 16.09.2019 - 13.12.2019