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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2017–2018
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TAYJ032 Writing for Research 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Yliopiston yhteiset tohtoriopinnot
Doctoral School

General description

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the participants
•    are more aware of discipline-specific academic conventions, i.e. the academic conventions of their field
•    are able to read and assess the relevancy of articles in a faster and more efficient manner
•    are aware of their responsibilities and role as peer reviewers
•    are able to understand the expectations of their target audience,  in order to tailor their  own research articles for specific contexts
•    are aware of the different functions of language in academic writing in English: i.e.
o    how to interpret writer’s attitude, level of commitment
o     the  use of tense, voice, register
o    how to create cohesion


In order to attain the intended learning outcomes, the participants will take an active role. They will be given guidance and information in the form of mini-lectures. However, students will be asked to  deconstruct articles in their own field, analyze journals in order to gain a better understanding of their expectations and profile,  and act as peer reviewers.

Special attention will be given to address the multidisciplinary concerns of the groups and focus will also be given to gaining a better understanding of the language and structural functions of writing for research. Although academic disciplines are different, many of the same key strategies and components can be used.

Target group

The course is intended for post-graduate students who feel  that they need support in writing and reading research in English.

Proficiency level

B2=>C1 (European framework)

Teaching methods

Contact classes and independent assignments.


19 January, 2018 at 9.15-16 o'clock in Room A32 (Main building)

26 January, 2018 at 9.15-16 o'clock in Room A32 (Main building)

2 February, 2018 at 9.15-16 o'clock in Room A32 (Main building)

Teacher: Christine Horton

Student selection

At the maximum 20 students group. The selection method is draw. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous self-assessment, peer assessment and assessment by the instructor. Pass/fail.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Christine Horton, Teacher responsible


19-Jan-2018 – 2-Feb-2018