SPRÅK1501 - Academic Writing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

This course targets international students. Academic writing is an integral part of an academic education. The purpose of this academic writing course is to introduce students to the main types of academic writing they will be expected to use while they are students at NTNU, and thereby increase their level of academic proficiency.

Learning outcome


The student:
-understands the significance of writing as a way of developing and sharing knowledge in an academic environment
-has knowledge of different types of academic texts and their characteristics
-is aware of the basic principles and techniques for writing clear, coherent, logical academic texts
-understands writing and developing texts as a social practice


The student:
-is able to differentiate between different types of academic texts
-is able to find, evaluate and refer to relevant literature
-is able to employ writing and language techniques to produce a clear, coherent, logical text
-is able to work with fellow students to give and receive feedback on own and others texts

Learning methods and activities

The teaching consists of a combination of lectures, group sessions and exercises. Obligatory activities includes written and oral assignments. All obligatory activities must be approved before the student may take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 oral exercise
  • 1-3 written assignments

Further on evaluation

The term paper is based on the four obligatory written assignments that students submit during the semester. It will not be possible to resit the exam in SPRÅK1501 in a semester where there is no teaching in the course.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

The course is intended for exchange students at bachelor's level at the Faculty of Humanities or Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences.

Course materials

Texts will be made available in class.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100



Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.