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KIE-3377 Scientific Writing in English, 3 cr

Additional information

CEF level: C1 Mikäli opintojaksolle ilmoittautuu enemmän opiskelijoita kuin on mahdollista ottaa, karsitaan osallistujat ensisijaisesti opintopisteiden perusteella. Opintojaksolle ilmoittautuneen on oltava läsnä ensimmäisellä kerralla varmistaakseen paikkansa opintojaksolla. When a course is over-subscribed, i.e. there are more sign-ups than places on the course, then we enrol the required number of students according to the number of credit points they have. Students have to be present on the first day of the course to be sure of retaining their place.
Suitable for postgraduate studies

Person responsible

Adrian Benfield

Lessons

Study type P1 P2 P3 P4 Summer Implementations Lecture times and places
Lectures
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-02 Wednesday 10 - 12, K2117A
Lectures
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-03 Wednesday 12 - 14, K2115A
Lectures
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-04 Monday 14 - 16, K2117A
Lectures
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-05 Thursday 16 - 18, K2117A
Lectures

 
 4 h/week

 

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-01 Monday 12 - 14, K2114A
Friday 8 - 10, K2115A
Lectures

 
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-06 Tuesday 14 - 16, K2117A
Tuesday 14 - 16, K2113
Lectures
Excercises
Assignment
Online work




 
 6 h/per
 2 h/week
 2 h/week
 1 h/week




 




 




 
KIE-3377 2011-13 Tuesday 10 - 11, See TITA-3200
Thursday 10 - 11, See TITA-3200
Thursday 8 - 10, K2119A
Lectures

 

 
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 
KIE-3377 2011-07 Tuesday 10 - 12, K2113
Lectures

 

 
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 
KIE-3377 2011-08 Wednesday 10 - 12, K2117B
Lectures

 

 
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 
KIE-3377 2011-09  
Lectures

 

 
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 
KIE-3377 2011-10 Thursday 10 - 12, K2119A
Thursday 8 - 10, K2117A
Lectures

 

 
 4 h/week

 

 
KIE-3377 2011-12 Thursday 10 - 14, K2113
Lectures

 

 
 2 h/week
+2 h/week

 
KIE-3377 2011-14 Tuesday 16 - 18, K2113

Study type Hours Time span Implementations Lecture times and places
Lectures
24 h/time span
08.08.2012 - 29.08.2012
KIE-3377 2011-15 Wednesday 8 - 12, K2112
Tuesday 8 - 12, K2112
Thursday 10 - 12, K2112

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will have an understanding of the organization of an academic text and will be able to recognize the main structural and stylistic aspects of written academic discourse. The student will be aware of the most important principles of the documentation of sources in academic writing. He or she will be able to produce an academic technical text in English, applying some of the basic principles and conventions of academic discourse in his or her own writing.

Content

Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. The main organizational aspects of written academic discourse: the basic structure of a research paper; developing and presenting a thesis statement; paragraph organization; coherence.     
2. The major stylistic and structural aspects of academic language: sentence structures, parallelism, logical connectives, word choice, register, punctuation.     
3. The documentation and use of secondary sources: direct quotations, paraphrasing, referencing, bibliographies, abbreviations, plagiarism.     

Evaluation criteria for the course

Active participation, completing course assignments and a final exam.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Edition, availability, ... Examination material Language
Book   The Craft of Technical Writing   Alley, Michael   0-387-94766-3          English  
Book   Tiedettä englanniksi: akateemisen kirjoittamisen käsikirja   May, Eva   951-34-0093-X          English  
Other literature           Will be given in class      English  
Other online content                English  

Prerequisites

Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
KIE-3200 Englantia tekniikan opiskelijoille Mandatory   1
KIE-3210 Englannin kielikoe Mandatory   1
KIE-3220 Englantia arkkitehdeille Mandatory   1

1 . One of these courses or the English language exam is required before taking KIE-3377.

Additional information about prerequisites
At least grade 3 is required from KIE-3200 in order to qualify for KIE-3377.

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Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KIE-3377 Scientific Writing in English, 3 cr KIE-3376 Technical Writing in English, 3 cr  

More precise information per implementation

Implementation Description Methods of instruction Implementation
KIE-3377 2011-02 Group 2: Wed 10-12        
KIE-3377 2011-03 Group 3        
KIE-3377 2011-04 Group 4        
KIE-3377 2011-05 Group 5        
KIE-3377 2011-01 Group 1        
KIE-3377 2011-06 Group 6        
KIE-3377 2011-13 Integration pilot with TITA-3200 Business Intelligence.        
KIE-3377 2011-07 Group 7. There will be no classroom examination. the end of course exam will be in the form of a take-home test. This course will start later, in week 6.        
KIE-3377 2011-08 Group 8: Wed 10-12        
KIE-3377 2011-09 Group 9. There will be no classroom examination. the end of course exam will be in the form of a take-home test. The course will start later, in week 6.        
KIE-3377 2011-10 Group 10: Thu 10-12        
KIE-3377 2011-12 Group 12: Thu 10-14        
KIE-3377 2011-14 Group 14        
KIE-3377 2011-15 Group 15 Please note that while this course is held in the summer, it is officially part of your period 1 studies (it is not an Open University course). If you have questions, email the instructor at richard.vancamp@tut.fi        

Last modified24.04.2012