XENX034 Intermediate Academic Writing Course (4 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Language Centre
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



The course focuses on activation and development of independent writing, use of online tools, structure and types of academic texts (term papers, summaries), features of academic language, practicing process writing, reporting and citing.

Completion methods

One contact lesson (2 hrs) per week and approximately 20 hrs of independent study. Continuous teacher and peer feedback, and on-line interaction on written assignments in Moodle. Compulsory attendance in class tutorials.

Assessment details

Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the applicable grading scale for the course.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, student will have developed their

- academic writing skills in English,
- independent learning skills,
- process writing skills,
- skills of reporting and citing,
- skills in giving and receiving peer feedback on writing.

Additional information

Elective course, blended course using the Moodle learning platform

TARGET GROUP: Primarily international students

Description of prerequisites

Basic academic writing skills in English

PROFICIENCY LEVEL: at least B2 - upper intermediate

Completion methods

Method 1

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