VAMK, University of Applied Sciences  
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Academic writing skills, 1 cu
TCC30074 (course)

Learning Objectives

The student will get acquainted with the requirements for a thesis at the polytechnic level. He / she will learn to recognise the difference between various language registers and in particular the special features of academic writing style. The student will also develop the skill of producing texts with an academic style.


Academic writing style, vocabulary, grammatical structures, the structure of the thesis, planning the thesis, the process of writing longer texts.

Previous Knowledge

The course is aimed at students studying on an English language degree programme, who will write their thesis in English.

Study Methods

Lectures, exercises.

Learning Material

  • Handouts, dictionaries and other material provided by the instructor.

Assessment of Learning

Continuous assessment, active participation, completed assignment.


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