Academic Writing

Course content

This seminar is an introductory course to academic writing in English. It will guide you through the stages of the writing process from developing a research question to outlining and composing an academic text and familiarise you with strategies and techniques necessary for writing an essay, a term paper, or a BA thesis. We will discuss and practise how to build an effective and persuasive argument using clear and concise language as well as how to revise and edit a written text. This includes topics such as coherence and consistency, style and register, avoiding plagiarism and citing literature according to MLA conventions. For a first orientation into the topic, please consult the LiKu Style Guide available on the department’s webpage.


Course information

Code 4412076, 4412093, 4412397
Degree programme(s) English Studies, Culture of the Technical and Scientific World
Lecturer(s) and contact person Carolin Sternberg, Dr. Maria Marcsek-Fuchs, Prof. Dr. Eckart Voigts
Type of course Seminar + exercise course
Semester Winter semester
Language of instruction English
Level of study Bachelor, Master
ECTS credits Please contact the lecturer.