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Academic Writing

2021/2022
Danish title
Akademisk skrivning
Study programme
Jewellery, Technology and Business
Type of education
Full time education
Level of education
Bachelor Programme
Semester
6. semester
Duration of the subject/module
3 Weeks
Ects
5
Programme elements
Compulsory
Language
Danish and English
Start time
Spring
Location
Guldbergsgade 29 N, København N
Subject number
9140611
Responsible for the subject(s)/modul(es)
Jane Burchard
Mette Laier Henriksen
  • Purpose and learning objectives

    The subject element deals with academic writing with a focus on argumentation, presentation of research, basic feedback methods and dissemination of results through a written product addressed to peers.

    Knowledge

    The student will gain knowledge about:
    − the way academic writing differs from other written forms of presentation, such as personal messages, fictional narratives, or entertaining stories.
    − what a problem formulation is, the choice of method, including the ability to justify their choice of method.
    − the conventions of academic writing — i.e., that the concepts used must be clear and unambiguous, that arguments and assumptions must be supported by references, in note form, to existing academic and scientific articles or studies, and such references must be set out in a clear overview of the literature relied on from books, articles, studies, etc.

    Skills

    The student will get the skills to:
    − apply, select, justify, and master the methods and tools in relation to academic writing.

    Competences

    The student will learn to:
    − independently identify and combine qualitative and quantitative analyses of primary and secondary empirical data and assess and put them into perspective.
    − argue for solutions independently and professionally while observing the academic conventions.

  • Type of instruction
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  • Exam

    The learning outcomes of the exam are identical with the learning outcomes of the subject(s)/modul(es)

    Prerequisites for access to the examination
    Attendance to a given activity or submission of assignments, projects, etc. may be mandatory. Fulfilment of such mandatory activities is a requirement for taking the exam in the subject element. If a student fails to submit a mandatory activity on time, they will have used one of the exams attempt for the exam for which the mandatory activity is a prerequisite.
    Exam in one or more subjects
    Subject/module is tested with the following modules
    Type of exam
    Combined written and oral examination
    6th semester - Innovation, Business Case & Value Creation exam

    Placement: 6th semester
    Scope: 30 ECTS
    Exam form: Individual written and oral exam
    Type of assignment: The written part reflects on the innovation potential based on a company case and the resulting value creation. In the written assignment, a CV must also be submitted as an appendix.
    For the oral part, the student must bring a digital portfolio.

    Duration: The oral examination has a duration of 30 minutes, including grading. 10 minutes max. have been set aside for the student’s presentation.
    Assessment: The exam is assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. Examiner(s): The exam is assessed by an internal examiner. Criteria for the assessment of the exam: The assessment of the oral and written exam is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element. The grade represents an overall assessment of the oral and written performance.
    Formal requirements
    The written assignment must not exceed 2-4 standard pages.
    Definition of a standard page: A standard page corresponds to 2,400 characters, including spaces and footnotes.
    The following are not included in the number of standard pages:
    − WiseFlow cover
    − Front page with: Title, name of student, programme title, number of characters, name of supervisor
    − Abstract in English of 1,200-1,400 characters.
    − Confidentiality Agreement
    − Solemn declaration
    − Declaration of consent
    − Table of contents
    − Photos, illustrations, tables, and figures (including accompanying text)
    − Bibliography
    − List of figures
    − List of appendices
    − Appendices (see section on appendices).

    Applied reference system: List of references, references cited, and quotes must be handled in accordance with the Harvard Referencing System.
    A reference tool is available at: https://bibliotek.kea.dk/da/?id=205

    Appendices:
    − It must be possible for the examiner to read the assignment without recourse to the appendices. An appendix is any material that the student makes available to the reader when the full text does not belong in the assignment.
    − Appendices should only be included if the student refers to them in the assignment.
    − There must be an exhaustive list of appendices.
    − Each appendix must contain a reference number, title, explanatory text, and relevant references.
    − Each appendix must have its own page.
    − Appendices must be uploaded separately to WiseFlow as additional material.
    − Appendices may include documentation of research and experiments, questionnaires, tables, figures, diagrams, notes, detailed technical specifications, drawings, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, other digital files, or other material.

    For more help with research, academic writing, exams and much more, access KEA’s online study skills library at: https://bibliotek.kea.dk/da/studieviden/
    Individual exam or group exam
    Individual
    Exam languages
    Danish(Norwegian/Swedish)
    Type of evaluation
    7-point grading scale
    Examiners
    Internal censure
    Exam criteria
    The assessment of the oral and written exam is based on the specific learning objectives which appear from each subject element. The grade represents an overall assessment of the oral and written performance.
45
hours of teaching
92
hours of preparation
The figure shows the extent of workload related to the subject divided into different study activities.

In the subject Academic Writing you will receive 45 hours of instruction, which corresponds to 60 lessons (1 lesson = 45 min.) and 33% of your total workload for the subject.

The teaching primarily consists of the following activities: exercises, classroom teaching, internal lecturers.
The preparation primarily consists of the following activities: exercises, reading the curriculum, searching for information.

Read about KEAs Study Activity Model

*KEA can deviate from the number of hours if this is justified by special circumstances