Academic writing techniques

Course Information
TitleΤεχνικές Γραφής Επιστημονικής Εργασίας / Academic writing techniques
Title in FrenchTechniques de rédaction d’écrits scientifiques
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006476

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Language skills in French : level C2 on the scale of reference developed within the Council of Europe's CEFR.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is to make students able of comprehension, mediation (note-taking, reformulation) and production of scientific texts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Identification of the characteristics of scientific discourse – Note-taking – Formulation, reformulation – Typographic standards – Structure, consistency, cohesion.
Discours scientifique, Langue française, Παιδαγωγικά, Διδακτική
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Distance interaction
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Moodle (Learning Management System) - Interactive whiteboard
Course Organization
Reading Assigment80.3
Written assigments80.3
Distance interaction421.7
Student Assessment
Continuous Assessment: All students are monitored during the execution of practical exercises (homework assignments, internet tasks). Final assessment: written and/or oral exams at the end of the semester. Selection of the assessment criteria along with the students. The results of the continued and/or final assessment, as well as comments, appear on each student's personal page on the course web site.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • forums & wiki (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
DEFAYS J.-M., MARÉCHAL M. & SAENEN Fr., 2003. Principes et pratiques de la communication scientifique et technique. Méthodes en sciences humaines, Bruxelles : De Boeck Université. BARTHES R., 1972. « Communications 19. In Œuvres complètes, t.II, Paris : Seuil. CHARAUDEAU P. (sous la direction de), 2008. La médiatisation de la science : Clonage, OGM, manipulations génétiques, Bruxelles : De Boeck Université, pp. 13-14. Daniel JACOBI, « Sémiotique du discours de vulgarisation scientifique », Semen. [En ligne], 2 | 1985, mis en ligne le 21 août 2007. URL : DIONNE, B., 2004. Pour réussir. Guide méthodologique pour les études et la recherche, 4e édition, Laval (Québec), Groupe Beauchemin éditeur, 282 pages. JUCQUOIS G., 1990. Rédiger, présenter, composer. L'art du rapport et du mémoire, Bruxelles, De Boeck. POLLET M.-Chr., 2001. Pour une didactique des discours universitaires : Étudiants et système de communication à l'université. Pratiques pédagogiques, Bruxelles : De Boeck Université. ROSIER L., 2008. Le discours rapporté en français, Paris : Éditions Ophrys. VERIN, A., 1995. Mettre par écrit ses idées pour les faire évoluer en sciences. In Repères, n°12, p. 21-36.
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