Course code LNG240

LNG240 Academic Writing

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Course responsible: William Stewart Warner
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Autumn: 35. Spring 70 (two groups)
Teaching exam periods:
Course starts and ends in the same parallel.
Course frequency: The courses is given each autumn and spring parallel.
First time: 2010H
Preferential right:
Master degree students
Course contents:
The course covers the principles of academic writing for both the natural and social sciences. The first half focuses on structure, the second half focuses on style.
Learning outcome:

The objective is to develop writing skills for term papers, theses, and scientific publications.


Learning activities:
Lectures and one-on-one consultations.
Teaching support:
The Writing Centre
W. Strunk and E.B. White, The Elements of Style. Additional readings will be posted on Fronter/Literature.
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.
Must pass ten assignments, including the last.
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 is involved in the final evaluation.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått