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  • LC-1117 - Integrated Oral and Written Skills (o,w) (H04 Quantum Technology), Lecture, 14.9.2022-30.11.2022

    Welcome to LC-1117: integrated Oral and Written skills.

    Please observe that this group is only available for students in Quantum Technology.

    Date:              14.9.2022-30.11.2022

    Wednesdays: 12.30–14.00                       Room U401

    Fridays:          12.30–14.00                       Room Y347

    For students outside of Finland, it is possible to attend via Zoom.

    Meeting ID: 637 0382 5183

    This link is only for students outside of Finland (this link is not for students in Finland who like to attend remotely.


    Teacher: Malachy Halpin                     Email:

    Using some of your regular course assignments, you will learn to improve your written and spoken skills in English. We will examine topics such as how to create persuasive texts in English (using rhetorical patterns, maintaining logical flow and cohesion, choosing the correct style, targeting your audience) and how to give effective presentations: delivery, structure, audience expectations, speaking on camera. You will then apply this knowledge to a text in the main course (an executive summary) and your final course presentations.

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the course, you will be able to

    •Write genre-specific texts (academic and professional)

    •Apply rhetorical patterns to texts and oral presentations

    •Create cohesive, reader-friendly texts that follow a logical pattern

    •Proofread texts for typical grammatical and punctuation errors.

    •Use sources appropriately and avoid plagiarism

    •Present persuasively and effectively in English.

    There is no need for any specific knowledge of quantum physics as we are learning the forms of presenting academically rather than the actual content.


    Executive summary         40%

    Final presentation           30%

    Course tasks and quizzes 30%

    Grade % of total points

    5            93 – 100   Excellent

    4            85 – 92     Very Good

    3            77 – 84     Good

    2            69 – 76     Very Satisfactory

    1            61 – 68     Satisfactory

    0            < 60           Fail

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