EDS276 Writing Seminar

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Lars Kåre Grimsby

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk

Limits of class size:40 students.

Course frequency:Course will not be taught in 2024.

Nominal workload:125 hours

Teaching and exam period:January block

About this course

Course Content 
  • Deconstructed (and revised) outline of prerequisite document (midterm)
  • Evaluation of another participant¿s final paper (course end)
  • Final assessment of paper based upon five-component rubric
    1. Ideas (critical thinking)
    2. Structure (organization)
    3. Style (clarity, cohesion, concision)
    4. Citation & References (APA format)
    5. Mechanics (APA format)

Learning outcome

Learning Outcome:
  • Establish an understanding of expected structure and style in academic writing
  • Provide metrics to measure improvement in scholastic skills
  • Expected development:
    • Structured ideas: claims based upon reasons, supported with solid evidence
    • Organizational skills, including time management
    • Strengthen research-based writing: citing and referencing to avoid plagiarism
  • Three assessments of final paper (via rubric) by:
    1. Lecturer or course responsible
    2. Self-assessment
    3. Peer-review of another student¿s document
  • Lectures and peer-review.
  • Teachers are available at the workshops and through Canvas.
    • Prerequisite: Students are required to bring an essay written from a previous class
  • Assignment: Bestått / Ikke bestått (Pass/fail)
  • An external examiner is involved in the final evaluation.
  • Attend 80% of the lectures, complete assigned exercises, and participate in peer-review.
  • Lecture 09:15 - 11:00 (pre-recorded but also possible to watch in classroom)

    Seminar, writing exercises and peer review 12:15 - 14:00 *

    Re-writing (based on peer review) 14:15 - 15:00 *

    *Afternoon activities will only take place on January 6, 7, 12, 14, 18 and 19.

  • B-DS

    Restricted to Noragric bachelor students. 

  • LNG240 10 ECTS
  • Passed / Not Passed
  • GSK