Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: Semester 6
Level: Professional Studies / Bachelor’s Thesis
Type: Free-choice Studies
Students in the Thesis Writing Process (THE7LF007).
After completing the course, the student
- understands the different functions of sentence and paragraph types to express information
- acquires an increased vocabulary suited for academic English
- learns the standard and academically accepted structure of an essay/report/thesis to better express one’s intentions more clearly in writing
- becomes more aware of one’s own writing by editing the work of others (peer editing)
- has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.
The purpose of the course is to learn the skill of clear academic writing through a step-by-step approach in which participants study the rhetorical patterns and the writing process in English with extensive practice in sentence structure and mechanics, along with the appropriate vocabulary used in academic English. Students learn, from the elements of the sentence and the paragraph, an approach that is expandable to encompass the demands of writing a full-fledged thesis in academically appropriate English, as follows:
- Paragraph Format
- Paragraph Structure
- Logical Division of Ideas
- Process Paragraphs
- Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
- Definition Paragraphs
- Essay Organization
Cooperation with the business community
Contributions based on students thesis topics.
Contributions based on international students with their thesis topics.
Teaching and learning methods
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h
Accreditation of prior learning (APL)
Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.
Teacher with the main responsibility for the course
Required Course Textbook: McCarthy, M. & O’Dell, F. (2010). Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-0-521-68939-7
Other material provided by the teacher
Modes of assessment and their weights
The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.