Credits: 1

Schedule: 15.04.2019 - 31.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Anya Siddiqi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Summer, III

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to

- identify and apply typical patterns for organising information within a text, such as topic sentences, problem-solution pattern and extended definitions

- use topic sentences and other cohesive strategies to write reader-friendly texts and paragraphs

- use of articles (a, an, the) more accurately in their writing

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course introduces typical patterns and strategies for organising paragraphs and texts for professional and academic purposes, such as
- topic sentences and paragraphing
- types of definitions
- problem-solution pattern
- use of articles (a, an and the)

During the course, students analyse short texts and complete online exercises. Students also write short texts related to their own field of study. To enhance readability of the texts, students apply organisational patterns, such as problem-solution, extended definition and topic sentences, as well as employ other writing principles that make comprehension of sentences and paragraphs easier. In addition, students give and receive constructive feedback on their work and revise it accordingly.

Working Life Skills: Know-how related to own field of studies, Skills in a foreign language, Skills related to working in an international environment, Information retrieval skills, Written communication, Self-awareness, Analytical skills, and Lifelong learning skills.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Completion of weekly online exercises

- Assignments (60 %)

- Course exam or project (40 %)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Independent work 27 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided online by the teacher. Additional materials available at

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Partially replaces Kie-98.1112, Kie-98.1114, LC-1114, Kie-98.1115, LC-1115, LC-1117 and LC-1310.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

B2 or higher

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

LC-1110 Writing Skills for Engineers 1 or LC-1116 Directed Studies (w) for written skills

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi. Students are considered for admission in order of highest number of credits.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course partially fulfills (1:3 cr) the university regulations on foreign language studies for written skills.


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