KIE-33007 Written Communication in English, 2-3 cr


This course is completely online with continuous enrolment.

The course is 3-credits for all students who started their studies in 2018 or earlier. Students that start their studies in 2019 or later are not supposed to take the course until their second year. The course will then offered (reduced) in a 2-credit version.

Domestic students from the following programmes will be given priority: LTT, TTI, TST, RAK.

Aim to complete the course in 3 months, assigning 2 weeks per module.
The course is only intended for degree students


Milja Merta, Raija Keni, Adrian Benfield, Sarina Lewis, Mia O¿Neill


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
KIE-33007 2019-01 1 - 5 Adrian Benfield
Raija Keni
Sarina Lewis
Milja Merta
Mia O¿Neill


After completing the course, the student can - Produce a range of professionally relevant types of text, e.g. emails, summaries, process descriptions, and proposals. - Communicate main points and sub-points clearly in writing. - Include the necessary structural elements for a specific type of text. - Write reader-friendly text with logical ordering of ideas, effective paragraph organization, appropriate enumeration and linking between ideas (i.e. consider cohesion, coherence and flow). - Select appropriate language given the audience and purpose of the text, i.e. convey an appropriate meta-message, adopt an appropriate voice, use an appropriate register, and report the ideas and words of others in a professional manner. - Edit texts to improve their appearance and accuracy, as might be expected in professional contexts. - Engage in collaborative writing in a small team or in pairs. - Peer review texts produced by others. In addition, the student can - Follow written instructions. - Meet deadlines typical of the modern workplace. - Operate successfully in an online working environment. - Use initiative to solve problems where necessary.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Understanding the principles of writing coherent, well-organised and cohesive text. Considering audience, purpose, and genre-specific conventions, and selecting an appropriate register.      
2. Communicating via email in professional contexts.     
3. Analysing texts and producing summaries.     
4. Analysing and producing process descriptions.     
5. Analysing and producing proposals.     
6. Giving and receiving constructive peer feedback, and engaging in team writing.     

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

In order to achieve the learning outcomes, the student will need to - read & follow instructions - study the learning materials - successfully complete course assignments by the deadlines - engage in peer review and collaborate with fellow students - manage time effectively - communicate effectively with peers and teachers - use their initiative


Evaluation scale passed/failed will be used on the course


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


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Päivittäjä: Lewis Sarina, 04.02.2020