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
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Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2018H
Students at BIOVIT.
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.
The course objective is to develop writing skills for term papers, bachelor and master theses, and scientific publications.
Lectures, discussion groups and individual writing rehearsals with volunteer handing in for individual response on the writing.
The Writing Centre
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.
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.
Continuous evaluation: Passed/Not Passed.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
20 hours of lectures (10 double lectures).
The course is given in Norwegian but involves reading of scientific papers in English.
An external examiner evaluates the final writing rehearsal.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed