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Academic Writing and Presenting for Non-Native German Speakers

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Academic Writing and Presenting for Non-Native German Speakers
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Modules, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2017
Module code: INTB-103
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2U (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
essay (50 %) + short presentations and writing assignments (50%)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

INTB-103 (P200-0052) International Modules, Bachelor, ASPO 01.04.2017 , optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended knowledge:
German language proficiency at Level C1 (CEFR)
Available for international students only (with university entrance qualifications from outside Germany).

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Dr. Julia Frisch
Tina Flauder, M.A.

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Learning outcomes:
Students acquire knowledge about the requirements of academic writing in the context of Bachelor level studies. Based on the theoretical foundation the students train their writing skills by practical exercises on academic topics. In addition, students will learn to present scientific content in an appropriate manner.

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Module content:
-        Gathering information and assessing sources
-        Citing, paraphrasing, and referencing other people´s research properly
-        Understanding the function of the different parts of a scientific paper
-        Structuring papers, i.e. writing effective introductions, methods, results/discussions and conclusions
-        Writing clearly and concise
-        Planning and organizing academic writing, time management
-        Self-correction and proof reading
-        Preparing and presenting scientific content orally
-        Tips for successful academic paper presentations and writing styles for discussing data, graphs and tables
-        Relevant grammar and language structures of academic writing

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Teaching methods/Media:
-        Lecturer presentations
-        Individual writing with assistance and correction
-        Panel and group discussions
-        Individual tutoring
A variety of educational resources are used while taking account of the particular learning practices of the target group.

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Recommended or required reading:
The course materials and a recommended reading list will be made available to participants.
The Campus+ learning platform is also used for grammar and structures.

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Module offered in:
WS 2023/24, WS 2022/23, WS 2021/22, WS 2020/21, WS 2019/20, ...
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