Writing Academic Texts

Writing Academic Texts: A Process-oriented Course

- Optionalbereich, 5 Credit Points -

Aim of the course

This module aims at enabling students to approach academic writing from a process-oriented perspective. The emphasis of this module is on the writing process as well as on the specifics of writing academic texts in English as a second language. Aspects that are going to be a part of the module include:

  • finding a suitable topic
  • developing a research question/thesis
  • finding and working with reading material / research literature
  • structuring and reflecting the writing process
  • developing strategies for reading and writing in English (as a second language)
  • working with the Academic Phrase Bank
  • common academic text genres

Writing exercises and writing assignments are going to be an integral part of the module.
Students are introduced to different approaches for the writing of academic texts in English and will try out different techniques and strategies that help them to structure and reflect their own individual writing process. Moreover, students will learn how to use resources like e.g. the Academic Phrase Bank with purpose.

Final Grade

The final grade consists of regular attendance and active participation in the course, homework/writing assignments and a portfolio.

The portfolio is to be handed in by 30 April 2019.

Sessions this winter semester

Obligatory preliminary meeting:
Friday 11 January 2019, 9am - 11am at UFO 01/02

21 and 22 February 2019 10am - 4pm at UFO 01/02
28 February 10am - 4pm at UFO 01/02
1 March 2019, 10am - 4pm at UFO 01/01
20, 21 and 22 March 2019, 10am - 4pm at UFO 01/01


Registration for the module is open from 17 September to 14 December 2019 via eCampus.

The module "Writing Academic Texts -- a Process-oriented Course" is divided into two courses on eCampus:
"Text Production: Getting Started" (LV-Nr. 332016)
"Writing an Academic Text" (LV-Nr. 332017)

Please register for both courses!