Writing Project: "The Journal"
Full course description
The overall format of the project is that of a fictitious academic, peer reviewed journal, for which the members of a tutorial group serve both as editors and contributors. Students will select a tutorial group dedicated to a particular topic. Under the guidance of the tutors and aided by the feedback from their peers, students will write a research paper in which they explore the topic of their group, and use, refer to and compare several sources dealing with the topic. The general topic is the same for all members of a group but students may examine their own specific research question within the broader topic. During the process of researching and writing, the work of all group members will be evaluated by their peers, on the basis of criteria agreed upon by the group as relevant and fitting for their journal (in addition to a set of basic criteria given beforehand). The final papers will be bundled in the journal of that tutorial group.
- To further enhance academic writing skills, as well as systematic literature research skills and editing skills.
- To do an in-depth analysis of a topic, using the knowledge (theoretical framework, factual context, overall interpretations and analyses) acquired during regular content courses.
- To learn how to set up an writing review workshop, write an academic review of a paper, and how to respond to such reviews in a professional manner.
- To gain familiarity with academic journals and their mode of operation.
Either SKI2084 Writing in an Academic Context OR SKI2049 Argumentation I.
- Reading lists from tutors of each tutorial group.
- Independent literature research.