EKIA1002 Three Genres (3 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The study of a variety of sample texts from among the following different types of writing :
- the 'English essay' (i.e. personal writing on virtually any topic),
- literary criticism (usually of a short story / stories)
- creative writing (usually of a short story),
followed by writing in each of those three genres by students.

Completion methods

CContact teaching and group work - more details below.

Critical discussion of the writing produced by students, redrafting in the light of feedback by students and course tutor, leading to the production of a final draft of each of the three genres. At the end of the course there will be a portfolio of work will be submitted containing all the drafts of each type of writing.

Open University: contact teaching, web-based tasks, learning assignments, an exam or a combination of these (methods of study will be specified in the annual teaching programme before the start of each academic year).

Assessment details

Assessment by portfolio of final drafts of each genre of writing assignment.

Open University: Active participation (100% attendance usually required). Learning assignments or an exam.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to be able to:
- identify the main criteria for writing effectively in the three types of writing covered, and
- apply those criteria in their own writing.

Additional information

The process of drafting and redrafting in the light of feedback is central to the course so students are expected to be able to take a willing and active part in that process.

Attendance policy. 100% attendance is usually expected. The effect of any necessary absences on that student's work will be assessed by the teacher, and where necessary extra work in compensation may be required. More than two absences may result in the student having to leave to course, if in the teacher's judgment too much has been missed. However the nature of this course means that - depending on the classes missed - there may be room for a little more flexibility, for example for teacher trainers, regarding attendance, than with some other courses.

Description of prerequisites

The course is intended for students who have already completed Basic Studies.

Study materials

All materials will usually be provided in Optima

Completion methods

Method 1

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