Writing is an integral part of an academic education. The Faculty of Humanities therefore offers a course in academic writing: SPRÅK1501 Academic Writing (7.5 cr.).
The purpose of this writing course is to introduce students to the main types of academic writing they will be expected to do while they are studying at NTNU.
The course will cover the basic structures of term papers and other types of academic writing, with focus on establishing the rationale and purpose of an academic paper. Since academic writing is dependent on the research of others, the course will emphasize the importance of finding, evaluating and referring to relevant literature. Reference is a key issue here. In addition, the course will provide students with writing and language techniques that are useful in writing a clear, coherent, logical text.
The course will be instructed in English and will be a combination of lectures and student participation (group work).