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8015013 Academic Writing Skills for Students in the International Master's degree Programmes of the School of Forest Sciences, 3 op 
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Nimi Academic Writing Skills for Students in the International Master's degree Programmes of the School of Forest Sciences  Lyhenne AWS MA/Forest 
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Vastuuyksikkö Kielikeskus (J,K) 

Kuvaus:
Osaamistavoitteet 

The course provides students with tools for writing academic English. The course tackles the characteristics and requirements of formal/academic writing.

 
Sisältö 

The course provides students with outlining and planning skills, and helps them to organize and structure their texts including its different sections. Other focuses are
on the quoting and referencing styles and practices in academic texts. Time allowing key concepts and differences in the style issues and writing processes of an essay,
thesis work, academic research paper (journal publication), journalistic science article and an expert report (white paper) can briefly be introduced.

Participants will analyze several articles in their own fields, and develop their writing skills through a process of writing, reviewing and rewriting an essay research
article based on their field of study and using the writing instructions provided by the School of Forest Sciences. The course also includes grammar and writing exercises.

 
Suoritustavat 

Due to the learning and teaching methods used, regular attendance, active participation, and completion of assignments are necessary.

To confirm their place on the course, students need to attend the first session.

 
Toteutustavat 

The course consists of lectures, discussions, group work, writing assignments, peer and teacher feedback on written work. Contact teaching (36 hrs) and guided independent
study (45 hrs). Some of the contact teaching hours can be used for individual tutoring.

 
Oppimateriaalit 

Students are encouraged to bring their own text/essay or smaller parts of their MSc thesis which they have in the making to this course. The teacher will provide all the other material.

 
Arvosteluperusteet 

During the course continuous assessment will be applied. This requires an 80 % class participation and a satisfactory completion of course assignments. The performance of the course participants will be evaluated using numerical grading from 0 to 5.

 
Edellytykset 

Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

 
Tarjontatieto 

The course is recommended for students writing their MSc thesis in English language. The course is primarily intended for students in International Master´s Degree
Programmes of the School of Forest Sciences.

Quota permitting students in other international master´s degree programmes in the Faculty of Science and Forestry are welcome to apply to the course.

 
Lisätietoja 

No exemptions.
The course is not aimed at exchange students.

Opetuksen kieli
English

 


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