Course code LNG250

LNG250 Academic Writing

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Course responsible: Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen, Hanne Fjerdingby Olsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
50
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn parallel
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2018H
Preferential right:
Students at BIOVIT.
Course contents:
The course covers the principles of academic writing for the natural sciences. The students will learn to structure an academic text from a constructed approach to a problem. Organizing of the text, structure of paragraphs, language and arguments will be emphasized, in addition to citing of scientific papers. Individual responses to the students writing skills will be prioritized.
Learning outcome:
The course objective is to develop writing skills for term papers, bachelor and master theses, and scientific publications.
Learning activities:
Lectures, discussion groups and individual writing rehearsals with volunteer handing in for individual response on the writing.
Teaching support:
The Writing Centre
Syllabus:
Relevant literature will be posted on Canvas. Also, the students are expected to seek relevant and essential literature for use in writing rehearsals and hand-ins.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Students must attend 7 out of 10 lectures, hand-in of one mid-term writing rehearsal and a final writing rehearsal. Student mid-term assessment.
Assessment:
Continuous evaluation: Passed/Not Passed.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway
Reduction of credits:
LNG240
Type of course:
20 hours of lectures (10 double lectures).
Note:
The course is given in Norwegian but involves reading of scientific papers in English.
Examiner:
An external examiner evaluates the final writing rehearsal.
Examination details: :