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Academic Writing

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to formulate research questions in an appropriate manner and methodically plan the procedure for answering these. They are able to research, assess and cite specialist literature.
Students can write an academic paper of medium complexity and comprehensible scope while taking the bachelor thesis guidelines of FH-Kufstein into account. Moreover, they can create tables and illustrations and integrate these into the thesis.

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

Introductory courses for academic writing especially focus on conveying an understanding of the peculiarities, rules and basic features of science and academic writing.
Students learn how to independently write seminar papers and bachelor theses at an academic level. This preparation focuses on literature and discussions regarding the quality of academic writing.
Especially the terms of intellectual integrity and intersubjective transparency are important in this regard.
Moreover, the lecture also includes formal aspects such as the creation of tables and illustrations with text-processing programs.

recommended or required reading

Niederhauser J.: Die schriftliche Arbeit kompakt, 2. Auflage, Bibliographisches Institut Verlag, 2015
Theisen M. R.; Theisen M.: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit, 16. Auflage, Vahlen Verlag, 2013
Wiltsche H. A.: Einführung in die Wissenschaftstheorie, UTB GmbH Verlag, 2013
Umberto E.: Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt, 13. Auflage, UTB GmbH Verlag, 2010
Karmasin M.; Ribing R.: Die Gestaltung wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten, 9. Auflage, UTB GmbH Verlag, 2017
Leopold-Wildburger U.; Schütze J.: Verfassen und Vortragen: Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten und Vorträge leicht gemacht, 2. Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2010

assessment methods and criteria

study-accompanying performance (paper)

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods


semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)


year of study


recommended optional program components

Not specified

course unit code

V. KMM.03

type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)

Not applicable