Introducing Academic Communication: A Writing Project
Full course description
To be a Liberal Arts & Sciences student means to have a broad interest and to be able to approach problems from different perspectives. Working together with students from different disciplines on the same problem, is a crucial part of being a true Liberal Arts & Sciences student.
Furthermore, while communication plays an important part in everyday life, within academia it is essential. Having good communication skills involves being able to express your ideas and findings in a clear and concise manner, within the guidelines set by the academic community.
In this project, students will practice writing an academic piece in an interdisciplinary team. Students will be expected to put the skills learned in Introduction to Academic Skills I & II into practice and write an extensive research paper. The project is mainly based on peer-to-peer education; by writing a paper in a small, interdisciplinary group, students will be able to both share their skills and knowledge and learn from each other.
- The aim of this project is to acquaint Liberal Arts & Sciences students with the process and practice of writing an interdisciplinary research paper. Furthermore, the goal is to familiarize students with working in an interdisciplinary group. The tutor will assist students in this process and will be available to offer support, guidance and feedback. The emphasis of this project, however, will lie upon students’ own input, planning and group work.
This course is not open to exchange students.
SKI1008 Introduction to Academic Skills I and SKI1009 Introduction to Academic Skills II.
- Required reading material will be available in PDF format on Student Portal.
- A.K. Wellum