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Writing skills

Here you can find teaching material to support student writing. 

Many courses and study programs have seminars for academic writing. In addition to lectures, students also need to set aside time to work with their own writing.

Here you will find an overview of the active learning resources suitable for teaching students the writing tools they need to master academic writing. The individual activities are described under terms and concetps, arguemtation and structure.

The web pages Search and Write and PhD on Track contain good advice for students about academic writing. Students can also get help and support from writing mentors at the Academic writing centre.

The resources below are directed towards students writing a master thesis, but can be adapted to students writing other types of assignments, such as bachelor theses, term papers, lab reports and research articles. Get in touch with KURT if you want to share something that you have developed or used.

Project description

When: 1. semester of the master studies

Goal: writing your own project description and plan.

Scale: 1 hour per week, 12 weeks in total. Split into 3 modules

Activities: And-But-Therefore, argumentation, peer review 

Experiences: Department of physics, fall of 2018 and 2019

Link: download resources (in English). Se also the web pages Writing Science.

Intensive 2-day workshop

When : bachelor or master students

Goal: learn to use tools for the writing process and get started writing.

Scale: 3 hours + 3 hours (home work in between)

Activites: And-But-Therefore, postIT-bonanza, argumentation, peer review, writing to think 

Experience: Natural history museum, fall 2019

LInks: download resources (in English).

Master workshop

When: 4.semester master students

Goal: get an overview of the thesis, get started writing and master writing tools

Scale: 2 hours each week for 5 weeks

Activities: And-But-Therefore, close reading, micro writing, argumentation, peer review, revision, group discussions

Experience: MN-faculty, spring 2020

Link: download resources (in English). Se also the web page Masterverksted (in Norwegian)

Published Apr. 20, 2020 1:40 PM - Last modified Apr. 15, 2022 1:00 AM