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 Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Language skills in French : level C1 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
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • 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. Unit 1: Introduction Unit 2: Identification of the characteristics of scientific discourse Unit 3: Identification of the characteristics of scientific discourse (continuation) Unit 4: Note-taking Unit 5: Note-taking (continuation) Unit 6: Formulation, reformulation Unit 7: Formulation, reformulation (continuation) Unit 8: Typographic standards Unit 9: Typographic standards (continuation) Unit 10: Structure, consistency, cohesion Unit 11: Structure, consistency, cohesion (continuation) Unit 12: Structure, consistency, cohesion (continuation) Revision of all units
Scientific discourse, French language
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • 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)
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Delhaye, O. (2019). Techniques de rédaction d’écrits universitaires. Notes de cours, Thessaloniki ¨Université Aristote de Thessaloniki. Repéré à
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