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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2012–2013
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TAYJ524 Academic Writing 2 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Yliopiston yhteiset tohtoriopinnot
Doctoral School

Learning outcomes

This course will give you practical tips and strategies for writing scientific articles in English. Designed as a two-day workshop, the main objective of this course is to learn to identify and produce the most important elements in English academic writing. The first day offers a series of exercises and points to ponder, whereas the second day offers the students an opportunity to apply these tips and strategies in an "Editing Clinic". During the second day, the students will be taught a ten-step editing process that they will apply to texts in class.

General description


Thu 20 September (group 1, in Room LS A2A Main building)

Thu 27 September (group 2, in Room LS A2A Main building)  

9:00-9:45  Online sources: Scientific, clear, transparent
9:45-11:00 Drafting, Differences between Finnish and Anglo-American traditions
11:00-11:30  Components of a Scientific Article, The Sequence of Writing
11:30 Lunch
12:15 Problems, Transitions, Tenses
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Old Information and New Information, Nouns and Verbs for Academic Writing
15:30 Self-editing
16:00 End of the day

Scientific Writing: The "Editing Clinic": Revising English Texts

Thu 11 October, 2012 (both groups, in Room LS B4113 Pinni B building, NB! Changed room!)

The students select a scientific text from their field and also bring in two to three pages of their own writing (5 copies of these pages). These texts will be evaluated in class.

9:00-10:30 Introduction to editing. Practice of editing on the "ideal" article in your field
10:30-10:40 Short break
10:40-11:30 Editing
11:30-12:10 Lunch  (40 min.)
12:10-14:00 Editing groups
14:00-14:20 Coffee break (20 min.)
14:20-15:25  Editing Groups
15:25-16:00  Course Discussions (Questions and Answers)
16:00   End of the course

The maximum number of students is 18 in both groups. Students are selected on first come-first-served principle. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Moore, Kate, Teacher responsible


20-Sep-2012 – 11-Oct-2012



Study materials

Material: Booklet handed out by the instructor.