Course code LNG240

LNG240 Academic Writing

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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: 35. Spring 70 (two groups)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching / evaluation in parallel Autumn, Spring parallel,.
Course frequency: Other. The courses is given each autumn and spring parallel.
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Master students
Course contents:
This course covers the fundamentals of academic writing for both the social and natural (physical) sciences. Half of the course concentrates on structure Specifically, how to outline expository, argumentative and analytical papers. The other half focus on style: how to write Clearly, cohesively, and concisely. Re-writing is emphasized. The student 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
Eligibility for university admission.
Recommended prerequisites:
High English proficiency
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.
Final paper
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (general admission)
Reduction of credits:
EDS275 10 ECTS
Type of course:
26 hours of lectures and discussions during 13 weeks.
An external examiner will not Be involved in grading weekly writing Assignment - however, more than one internal reviewer will evaluate the student's final three papers.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått