This writer's manual is written for Bachelor's students from the Department of Modern Languages. Practicing with the four types of text enables students to reach the desired BA final level, also with an eye toward moving on to a (Research) Master's programme. These diverse texts return in several courses of the Department of Modern Languages programmes.
There is no unambiguous definition of academic writing. Different academic disciplines use different genres and each field has its own rules and requirements. However, important factors for all scholarly texts are argumentation, level of subject knowledge and a clear structure.
The writer's manual can be used in different ways:
The writer's manual was created thanks to the contributions of Ineke van den Berg, Luuk Dijkstra, Rick de Graaff, Ewout van der Knaap, Els Rose, Elma Zijderveld (Department of Modern Languages in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning) (November 2011).
In order to assess and evaluate a person's writing and language skills in an unambiguous manner, the feedback forms of the ERK levels are a welcome tool. If you want to find out more about this Europees Referentiekader talen ('Common European Framework of Reference'), the different ERK levels and the feedback forms developed to this end, please click on the tab 'ERK Beoordeling' in the Writer's Manual in Dutch.