Course code LNG240

LNG240 Academic Writing

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2019 - 2020 .

Course responsible: William Stewart Warner, William Stewart Warner, William Stewart Warner, William Stewart Warner
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Course offered autumn and spring. Three sections of 12 students each semester. 
Teaching exam periods:
Course starts and ends in the same parallel.
Course frequency: <p>The courses is given each autumn and spring parallel.</p><p>Course will be offered last time in autumn 2019. </p>
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Last time: 2019H
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 Canvas/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: Passed / Failed