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340319 VO Technical Communication: English (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 34 - Translationswissenschaft

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 1000 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update: This lecture was held for the last time in the winter term 2020/21. No exam dates are scheduled. Should you need this exam to complete the old BA programme (2011), please contact me directly.

The lecture will be predominantly online (Moodle). If possible, there will be some face-to-face classes over the course of the semester, which will be livestreamed and recorded. It is possible to attend this lecture online in full.

Monday 12.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 19.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 09.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 16.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 30.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 07.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 14.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 11.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 18.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Audimax Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, Gymnasiumstraße 50
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Monday 25.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course deals with the special terminology of selected fields and its contexts, special purpose texts types and their conventions, principles of technical communication in English and research methods. Students are expected to acquire basic special terminology and background knowledge in selected fields, enhance their research skills and refine their ability to understand and produce technical texts.

Lecture with discussion of authentic English texts, sources and research examples. The main language of tuition is English, juxtaposed with German.

Students are expected to prepare and analyse texts and conduct research at home.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written end-of-term exam. Open book exam, 4.45-6.15pm online (Moodle). You can download the exam sheet from 4.40pm and have 90 minutes to complete it. You can upload the exam sheet until 6.45 sharp. No upload permitted after 6.45pm.
The test instructions are in English, source texts are in both German and English, and text production is required in both languages.

Please note:

By registering for the exam, you will get access to the exam Moodle. You will be able to download the exam there from 4.40pm on the day of the exam.Please note that you have to convert the exam sheet from Word into PDF format to hand it in.

Open Book format and use of external resources:
This will be an Open Book exam. This means that you may use external resources (dictionaries, books, Internet research) but no translation software, keeping in mind the following rules and restrictions:
• You must write the exam yourself and without help by anyone else.
• The rules of good scientific conduct also apply to Open Book exams.
• For each example, list the sources (websites) you used for research.

Suspicion of cheating or plagiarism:
The following measures can be taken if there is reason to suspect plagiarism or that a student did not complete the exam on their own, but also as random tests:
• your exam may be checked for plagiarism using "Turnitin"
• I can ask you to answer questions / complete tasks related in the fields covered by the exam orally (via videoconference) within the four week grading period

In the event of cheating or plagiarism, the exam will not be graded, this will be documented with an X in the transcript and the Directorate of Studies will be notified.

Requirements:
The exam will consist of different tasks that must be completed in written form with the assistance of (online) research. The possible task formats were presented on Moodle in the course of the semester.
If not otherwise stated, you may use UK or US spelling; however, it must be consistent within each task.

Technical implementation:
• Students must register for the exam via U:space and have access to the Moodle platform.
• The exam will be available for download on Moodle.
• Students must download the exam, complete it and upload it including the filled in cover sheet by 6.45pm as a PDF in Moodle ("Aufgabe").
• Should you have technical difficultires, contact me immediately (before the end of the exam!) via Moodle chat or E-Mail.
• The exam will be corrected and graded within four weeks as usual.

Please ensure beforehand (no later than the previous day) that you have a program you can use to convert the completed exam into PDF format.

Please note: The exam mode has been communicated prior to the exam. By registering for the exam, you accept the exam mode.

Please read the information on online exams (in German):
https://studienpraeses.univie.ac.at/infos-zum-studienrecht/pruefungen/digitales-pruefen/

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Each question is worth a certain number of points. For full points, you need full marks in each of the categories content, coherence and appropriateness for text type/target group. 1 point will be deducted from those points for content errors, omissions and terminological mistakes, and 0.5 points for spelling, syntactical, grammar and punctuation errors (except where such errors lead to a content error).
60 percent of the points available on the written final exam are required for a pass.

Points available in exam:
Question 1: max. 15 points (content 0-5, coherence 0-5, target text criteria 0-5)
Question 2: max. 10 points (content 0-3, coherence 0-3, target text criteria 0-4)
Question 3: max. 15 points (content 0-5, coherence 0-5, target text criteria 0-5)
Question 4: max. 10 points (content 0-4, coherence 0-3, target text criteria 0-3)

90-100%: 1
80-89%: 2
70-79%: 3
60-69%: 4

Examination topics

All fields and topics covered in the lecture. The possible task formats can be seen in the exercises on Moodle; any kind of task can appear in conjunction with any of the topics covered. The exam requires text production in both English and German.

Reading list

Literature will be announced on Moodle, presentations and recordings of lectures are available on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 22.11.2021 08:50