Syllabus

Title
0172 Academic Writing
Instructors
Ass.Prof. Dr. Martin Herles, B.A.
Contact details
  • Type
    FS
  • Weekly hours
    2
  • Language of instruction
    Englisch
Registration
09/27/21 to 09/30/21
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Doctoral/PhD Programs
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 10/06/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 10/13/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 10/20/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 10/27/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 11/03/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 11/10/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 11/17/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 11/24/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/01/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/15/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 12/22/21 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Online-Einheit
Wednesday 01/12/22 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.09
Wednesday 01/19/22 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM TC.3.11
Wednesday 01/26/22 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM D2.0.038

Contents

  • Language features in English academic writing
  • The structural features of English research papers
  • Adapting one's writing to "journalese"
  • General English features of relevance
  • Exercises and discussions during sessions
  • Workshop (discussing papers and abstracts provided by the participants)

Learning outcomes

ATTENTION: THIS CLASS WILL BE MAINLY HELD IN ENGLISH AND FOCUSES ON 'ACADEMIC WRITING IN ENGLISH'. HOWEVER, BASIC PRINCIPLES OF WRITING ACADEMIC PAPERS IN GERMAN WILL ALSO BE DEALT WITH.

  • To help students acquire the writing skills required for drafting doctoral dissertations and academic papers in English
  • To sensitize students to contrastive differences between German and English
  • To assist students in adapting their writing to internationally accepted standards necessary for publishing papers in high-level academic journals

Attendance requirements

Attendance compulsory, more than two absences (for valid reasons) to be cleared with instructor

Teaching/learning method(s)

Lecture format including interactive discussions, exercises and homework, extensive discussions of pertinent points, practical workshop at the end of the class

Assessment

  • Active participation in class (exercises and discussions) (30%)
  • Home assignments (10%)
  • Two written abstracts of doctoral dissertation (draft and revised) (10%)
  • Final test (50%)

In case an alternative format for this class is adopted, assessment will be adapted accordingly

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Registration required via the WWW during the period of registration.

Readings

1 Author: Herles, M.
Title:

Material to be distributed in class at cost price and/or electronically.


Year: 2020

Availability of lecturer(s)

For office hours please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/contact/

 

Last edited: 2021-04-30



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