Course code EDS275

EDS275 Writing Seminar

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Course responsible: William Stewart Warner
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of International Environment and Development Studies
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Autumn: 70 (two groups). Spring 35
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Other. Separate courses in the autumn and the spring parallell.
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
B-DS
Course contents:
This course covers the basics of academic writing. Half of the course concentrates on structure specifically, how to outline expository, argumentative and analytical papers. The other half focuses on style: how to write clearly, cohesively, and concisely. Re-writing is emphasized. The students will receive comments on their writing assignments. Class attendance and weekly writing assignments are mandatory.
Learning outcome:
The objective is to develop writing skills for term papers, theses, and scientific publications
Learning activities:
Lectures, discussions and one-on-one consultations.
Teaching support:
The writing centre.
Syllabus:
W. Strunk and E.B. White, The Elements of Style
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for university admission
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Students must attend at least 10 lectures, including the last. In addition, students must pass at least 10 weekly assignments, including the final papers.
Assessment:
There is no final exam, rather, the student must pass the three final papers (expository, compare and contrast, and argumentative), which must be submitted in ENGLISH.
Nominal workload:
The total workload for the students will be about 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
LNG240 10 ECTS
Type of course:
Lectures and discussions: 26 hours. In addition, the students complete several writing assignments.
Note:
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Examiner:
An external examiner will not be involved in grading weekly writing assignments - however, more than one internal reviewer will evaluate the student's three final papers.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått