EKIP102 Academic Writing (4 cr)

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



The course offers students an overview of formal writing in English as a process and provides them with a tool kit which they can use throughout their studies.

Completion methods

Contact teaching, group work, pair work, written assignments.

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

Students have to submit a portfolio, in which they present and assess their work and learning in relation to their goals.

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

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students will be able to
•recognise basic features of academic texts and produce short, basic texts according to academic conventions
•see writing as a process and recognise the phases of the process
•set goals for their work in academic writing
•plan time management for their work and take responsibility for their work
•give peer feedback on academic texts
•better understand their own skills and ways of learning and themselves as writers, and evaluate their skills
•produce a portfolio for feedback and evaluation
•see the relevance of these skills in working life.

Additional information

Target group: All students starting their English studies. 80 % attendance is required.

Description of prerequisites


Study materials

Lecture materials and the course booklet will be available in Moodle. The course booklet (Academic Writing Handbook: How to Survive in Academic Writing) can also be purchased in Soppi.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
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