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300531 SE Writing Theses and Articles in English (2020W)

(parallel courses)

3.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
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 serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



Class will meet on Wednesday afternoons for 2 hours each week via Moodle. The first class meeting is on Wednesday, 7 October.


Aims, contents and method of the course

**Course will be taught online (live, in Moodle) in WS2020 ("digitale Lehre")**
For students who are at any stage of writing a dissertation or diploma/master thesis, or who are just interested in learning more about scientific writing in English. Course work will include writing assignments, and students can receive feedback and advice on their current writing projects and will benefit from discussions of each other's work. Course website: http://writingtheses.blogspot.com/

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation is based on attendance and participation (2/3) and completion of homework assignments (1/3). Attendance is required: two absences (excused or unexcused) will be allowed before your grade is affected, and you must attend at least 6 class meetings in order to earn a passing grade.

There will be weekly reading and homework assignments, some of which will include a written assignment to be collected in class. These will be graded and will account for 1/3 of the final mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Mo 14.09.2020 14:09