XDOC1005 Academic voice and integrating sources (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


One of the characteristics of academic writing is supporting one’s argument with outside sources. Yet the choice of appropriate sources and their integration into a text are often perceived as challenging. This course thus aims at supporting students in developing an awareness of different academic sources whilst providing strategies to skilfully draw on them e.g. direct quotation, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing. An optional session covering the latest APA referencing guidelines will offer participants the opportunity to become acquainted with the technical aspects of referencing, which form the base of every writer’s distinct academic voice.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, participants are expected to…

  • be able to appropriately use outside sources with academic integrity
  • be able to skilfully draw on sources to further their own argument
  • have developed a distinctive academic writing voice
  • show awareness of genre-specific writing requirements

Additional information

For any questions concerning this course, please contact the course-specific responsible teacher and not the curriculum-level responsible teacher whose contact information you see on this page. You can find the course teachers and their contact information by going to Completion methods -> Teaching -> Basic Information. 

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
PASS-FAIL: Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the corresponding grading scale for the course.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail