Course code EDS275

EDS275 Writing Seminar

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Course responsible: William Stewart Warner
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Autumn: 70 (two groups). Spring 35
Teaching exam periods:
The course begins and ends each parallel.
Course frequency:  Separate courses in the autumn and the spring parallell.
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
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
W. Strunk and E.B. White, The Elements of Style
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 paper.
There is no final exam, rather, the student must pass at least ten assignments including the final paper.
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 writing assignments.
An external examiner will be involved in the evaluation.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått