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Course module: 201700354
MEEM Academic Writing Skills
Course info
Course module201700354
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. G. Özerol
dr. E.J. Aukes
Contactperson for the course
dr. G. Özerol
dr. G. Özerol
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPremaster course EEM
Location: Leeuwarden
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
  • Distinguish between different types of writing (descriptive, analytical, critical and reflective) and explain what the implication of each type of writing is.
  • Prepare a focused, coherent analysis according to scientific convention, and incorporate literature references.
  • Compose texts (annotated bibliography, memo) which present scientific literature with clarity and consistency, critically discuss evidence and counter-evidence, and articulate nuances in arguments.
  • Compose texts (memo, position paper) which meet the criteria of clarity, logical structure, persuasiveness, succinctness and focus
This module prepares the students for writing assignments typical for the MEEM programme. Students learn to distinguish between different types of writing (descriptive, analytical, critical and reflective) and types of writing composed for different audiences and purposes (e.g. writing for scientific or reporting purposes and persuasive writing). Students practice the ability to present scientific evidence and claims, to organize claims and counter-claims about scientific writing and to incorporate literature references. Furthermore, they practice writing for the purposes of critique and persuasion. The assignments include a memo, a short position paper, and an annotated bibliography. These assignments provide the building blocks necessary for completion of paper assignments and the thesis assignment by asking students to clearly present scientific evidence, express agreement or disagreement with it, and present own arguments and findings.
Participating study
Master Environmental and Energy Management
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes


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