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Details for the Course Syllabus for Course GEM065F valid from Autumn 2013

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General
Aim
  • The aim of the course is to offer participants an opportunity to improve their communicative strategies and academic writing skills to meet disciplinary demands. An explicit aim is to increase the participants’ awareness of the prevailing publication conventions in their specific field of study, with a primary focus on research articles.
Contents
  • General academic writing, discipline-specific academic writing, discourse analysis, process-oriented writing, rhetorical structures, English written proficiency, communicative strategies, peer response, publication conventions.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be aware of existing rhetorical patterns in research writing, both in general and in their specific disciplines
    be aware of common ways of structuring information in research writing on sentence, paragraph and text level.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to reflect on the research writing process in terms of planning, drafting, editing and revising
    be able to analyse, discuss and develop writing in their own disciplines with the support of frameworks, models and collegial discussions
    be able to identify potential weaknesses related to their written English language proficiency
    be able to provide constructive feedback on the writing of others, through written and oral peer response.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • demonstrate willingness to engage in collegial discussions on academic writing
    demonstrate openness towards alternative traditions of academic writing.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • The course comprises a series of lectures, workshops and tutorials combined with group exercises and individual assignments.
Examination Formats
  • Written assignments
  • For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities and completed all assignments in the course.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • To be admitted to the course applicants have to be part of a PhD programme at LTH.
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • Priority is given to: 1) PhD students who have previously applied to the course and were eligible at the time, 2) PhD students with the earliest admittance dates to the PhD studies.
Literature
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  • Reading material will be distributed by the course instructor.
Further Information
  • It is expected that applicants are sufficiently far along in their research process that they can start drafting sections of a research paper.
Course code
  • GEM065F
Administrative Information
  •  -05-28
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson FN2/Eva Nordberg Karlsson FN3/Per Tunestål

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

5 course occasions.

Course code ▽ Course Name ▽ Division ▽ Established ▽ Course syllabus valid from ▽ Start Date ▽ End Date ▽ Published ▽
GEM065F Academic Writing for Publication in the Engineering and Science Disciplines Doctoral Research Training 2013‑08‑29 Autumn 2013 2013‑07‑01 2013‑08‑29
GEM065F Academic Writing for Publication in the Engineering and Science Disciplines Doctoral Research Training 2014‑07‑04 Autumn 2013 2014‑09‑09 2014‑07‑04
GEM065F Academic Writing for Publication in the Engineering and Science Disciplines Doctoral Research Training 2014‑07‑04 Autumn 2013 2015‑01‑15 (approximate) 2014‑07‑04
GEM065F Academic Writing for Publication in the Engineering and Science Disciplines Doctoral Research Training Autumn 2013 2016‑01‑15 (approximate)
GEM065F Academic Writing for Publication in the Engineering and Science Disciplines Doctoral Research Training Autumn 2013 2018‑01‑15 (approximate)

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