Speech Communication and Academic Writing 3 ECTS
The student becomes familiar with the central theories and concepts of oral communication. S/he learns to perceive and interpret his/her perceptions in different communication situations. The student knows how to receive and give feedback. S/he recognizes him/herself as a communicator: a speaker and a writer. The student is able to express and analyze his/her own thoughts in writing. S/he knows how to assess and work on his/her own text. S/he is able to prepare a written presentation in a matter-of-fact style, correct both in language and in style and is familiar with the special requirements of writing scientific papers and theses.
During the lessons the students practise in expressing and analysing their own thoughts in speaking and in writing.
Moreover, special emphasis is paid toelaborating the texts in accordance with the thesis instructions of the Lapland UAS so that the students are able to prepare a written (research) essay correct both in language and in style.
Most of the writing assignments are implemented in the computer classroom individually, and in pairs.
Announced at the beginning of the course.
The independent written assignment as well as continuous active participation in the contact lessons will be taken into account in the final course credit mark.
The grading scale used is from (fail=) 0 -- to(excellent=)5.
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