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041002 UK Scientific Writing for Master Candidates (2016W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 24.10. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 07.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 21.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 05.12. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 12.12. 16:45 - 20:00 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

Writing is as much part of economics as are models and data sets. This course aims to familiarise master students with essential writing skills and techniques, paying particular attention to discipline-specific writing conventions. This will be achieved through hands-on writing practice, in which reflection and revision will be vital elements. Please note that participants must have definite plans to write their M.A. thesis in English, ideally on the basis of a working title approved by their supervisor; some demonstrable experience in writing scientific English would also be desirable.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance is mandatory. Assessment criteria are as follows: In-class participation (approx. 40%), two written assignments (approx. 30% each).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants will be able to organize their own thesis writing process, to produce understandable and coherent paragraphs and to use suitable expressions and phrases in the corresponding sections/passages of discipline-specific texts.
According to the individual aims and needs participants will have learnt how to write meaningful abstracts, effective introductions and conclusions.
Participants will be capable of identifying and using suitable, discipline-specific patterns of academic language. They will be able to use key linguistic devices for argumentation and persuasion, guiding the readers through their texts.

Examination topics

Hands-on writing practice, group interaction, lecturer input, discussions, peer-feedback

Reading list

Association in the course directory

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