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120016 UE Free Elective Subject Languages (2012W)

The Essentials of Thesis-Writing

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 16.11. 12:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Saturday 17.11. 08:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Friday 18.01. 12:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Saturday 19.01. 08:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This two-part intensive course takes place twice this semester: first on Friday 16.11. (12-18) and Saturday 17.11. (8-14); then again on Friday 18.01. (12-18) and Saturday 19.01. (8-14). Each Friday/Saturday combination is identical; the repetition is intended to allow even people with difficult schedules to attend.
The course is aimed at advanced students who have already begun working on their Diplomarbeit (MA-thesis) or will do so this semester. It complements regular EAP courses by offering essential input and practice on a single day, making it an ideal means of refreshing your thesis-writing skills. For a more open and regular forum in which to discuss specific problems with writing your thesis, see the weekly workshop.
The course covers the essentials of thesis-writing in the following areas: text structure, academic style, discussing and quoting sources, presenting your own research (methods, data and findings), finding your own voice and arguing your point. Questions related to research design, such as research questions, methods and aims, will not be discussed and should be addressed to your supervisor.

Assessment and permitted materials

class participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To offer an intensive crash course for students currently writing their thesis or preparing to do so. It will cover: text structure, academic style, discussing and quoting sources, presenting your own research (methods, data and findings), finding your own voice and arguing your point.

Examination topics

All aspects included above are treated in comprehensive course materials. The course itself will also use best practice examples of actual student writing to highlight problems and solutions as well as short tasks of writing practice.

Reading list

Helpful texts and further reading will be recommended in the course.

Association in the course directory

Diplom 343, MA 812
Lehrinhalt: 12-0349

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33