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Department of Business and Economics

Academic Writing

  Bachelor WiWi Master SPRING
Semester: Summer/Winter term Sommer/Winter term
Module: Modul 11 Modul 1
Credits: 2 SWS / 2 Credits 1 SWS / 1 Credits
Event type: Workshop Workshop
Language: English English
Date and Location: April 19, 2024
April 26, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location: Mathetower 811
April 19, 2024
April 26, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Location: Mathetower 811
Lecturer: Elisabeth Graf Elisabeth Graf

Content Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide students with skills and tools to enhance their academic writing. Over the course of four sessions, students will engage in a variety of tasks, including writing assignments, reading assignments, group discussions and debate, and oral presentations.

During this course, students will learn how to:

  • Structure ideas in academic writing: academic writing as ‘storytelling’
  • Understand the various types of writing and how this affects style, vocabulary and content
  • Discuss research in appropriate language for various audiences (scholarly and general)
  • Critique academic writing and how to respond to academic criticism (providing suggestions, accepting suggestions, defending decisions)
  • Present qualitative and quantitative analyses in a way that is meaningful and accessible
  • Writing concisely, accurately, and accessibly to communicate complex ideas

Relevant high-quality sources on academic citations/referencing, writing style guides, guides to presenting statistics, etc. will be provided.

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