LNG250 Academic Writing
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Course responsible: 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 chosen 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.
- Know the principles for a strong, academic text
- Understand how to argue reasonably for and against a problem
- Know how to search scientific literature and how to use this in own text
- Be able to construct an outline for own text
- Be able to build a narrative an get a logical flow in the text
- Use references properly in own text
- Be able to express themselves in a scientific way
- Be able to give and receive constructive critics of text, own or others
- Understand how planning and structure form the basis for a good text
Lectures, discussion groups and individual writing rehearsals with volunteer handing in for individual response on the writing.
The Writing Centre
Rienecker, Lotte og Jørgensen, Peter Stray, 2013. Den gode oppgaven. Håndbok i oppgaveskriving på universitet og høyskole (2. utgave). Fagbokforlaget. (In Norwegian)
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.
Portfolio assessment: Passed/Not Passed.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
24 hours of lectures (12 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