[ 572WEC1AWEK20 ] KS Academic Writing English (C1)

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Languages Ilse Born-Lechleitner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)KS Wirtschaftssprache I Englisch (B2 ) ODER Zulassung zum Bachelorstudium International Business Administration
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2020W 2023W
Objectives This course is designed to help students

  • understand Process Writing by practicing planning, drafting, revising, editing an academic paper
  • deal with various registers and styles in written English
  • understand the difference between popular, academic, and business writing
  • evaluate and use resources in writing
  • expand their vocabulary
  • learn revision and exam writing strategies
  • practice self-evaluation and reflective writing
  • Writing proposals, outlines, summaries, abstracts, bio-data
  • Writing a full academic paper
  • Punctuating, editing, proofreading
  • Understanding differences in registers and text types: plain English, colloquial English, slang, jargon, dialect
  • Understanding conventions of use in written and spoken English
  • Effectively using synonyms and text cohesion markers
  • Effectively expanding formal register
  • Effectively presenting results in a paper, poster, and presentation
  • Refining research and note-taking skills
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Revisions and writing under pressure
  • Needs analysis; reflection on personal writing development (blogging)
Criteria for evaluation The grade in this course is a composite of all work in class and on weekly written assignments, paper presentation and poster (50%) and a 2000-2500 word topic paper (50%).
  • Lecture
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
Language English
Study material Web based materials
Practice materials from instructor
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
572WIEFAWEK18: KS Academic Writing English (C1) (2018W-2020S)
572EFENAWEK15: KS Academic Writing English (C1) (2015W-2018S)
2FENAW: KS Academic Writing English (C1) (2009W-2015S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority