XYHH4002 Academic writing basics (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:


Course description

The course focuses on writing a scientific text according to field specific academic conventions. The course introduces topics such as planning the process, searching and synthesizing information in different languages, as well as structuring a text.

Core content

· scientific writing process

· source-based argumentation and synthesis

· tools for ethical information search and writing

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, students are expected to be able to

· recognize and produce well-structured texts according to field specific conventions and academic registers

· recognize and develop their understanding of the scientific writing process including utilizing feedback

· utilize and synthesize scientific information in their argumentation

· understand the possibilities of using sources in different languages

· understand ethical principles of academic writing

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The course requires participation in contact teaching. Teaching methods may include lectures, workshops, student presentations, project work, group discussions, individual or small group tutorials and feedback sessions, etc. Collaborative and individual work is required.
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish