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KKENVAL8 Writing for Research 2 op
Organised by
Preceding studies
Introduction to Academic English course (4 ECTS) or a B1-B2 level course in some other foreign language.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2012 – 2015
KKENVAL8 Writing for Research 2 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2+/C1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Responsible conduct of research

General description

The course aims to provide the student with the competencies to write a well-structured and stylistically appropriate research article in English with a view to eventual publication. This course is for students who have already completed the Introduction to Academic English course or have completed corresponding studies.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to
• write a literature review
• employ formal academic style (grammar and vocabulary)
• express their own voice in their writing
• use various cohesive devices to improve the flow of their text
• identify the elements of a well-constructed research paper in their own field


To achieve the learning outcomes, students will
- analyse the typical structure and linguistic features of research articles in their own field,
- give and receive constructive feedback on their writing and revise it accordingly
- participate in writing exercises enhancing critical thinking and reading

Teaching methods

The course is fully online in Moodle and entails an average of 54 hours of work.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Participation in classroom work and exercises.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Evaluation and evaluation criteria Pass/fail. Satisfactory completion of all tasks, including a literature review written on research in the students’ own field (specific criteria given with task).

Study materials

Will be available through Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.