340304 UE Functional grammar and stylistics English (2020W)
- Registration is open from Mo 14.09.2020 09:00 to Fr 02.10.2020 17:00
- Registration is open from Mo 12.10.2020 09:00 to Fr 16.10.2020 17:00
- Deregistration possible until Sa 31.10.2020 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
(UPDATE: 6 Nov 2020):
Due to new measures to contain the corona virus, all units planned as hybrid will take place online only.
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
- Final Test
- Assignments (in-class and homework)You are not allowed to bring any material (e.g. written notes, dictionaries, paper) into the exam. No electronic devices permitted.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Midterm Test: 40%
Final Test: 40%
Assignments: 20%Grading scale: 90-100%: 1 // 80-89%: 2 // 70-79%: 3 // 60-69%: 4 // < 60%: 5 (fail).Students must complete all assignments. To pass, you must not miss more than two classes (attendance will be taken), and you will have to attain a passing score (60% or more) on at least one of the tests.
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