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70068 Academic Writing Techniques


Group of teachers

3 hours per week


Course Objective

This is a basic course of the Faculty's programme of studies, compulsory for all Faculty students, without marking co-efficient.

The aim of the course is to offer to undergraduate students an integrated methodological approach for accessing and acquiring knowledge, so that they are able to write high quality dissertations and papers in the context of other undergraduate courses and of the BA dissertation, at a later stage. It is a precursor to the compulsory course of the 5th semester "70033. Scientific Research Methodology" and is necessary for students writing any paper submitted for evaluation. The individual aims of the course consist in the proper usage of bibliographic sources, in the high quality authoring of the content of the assignment, and in its correct presentation.

Course Structure

  1. Written discourse of Modern Greek and its scientific register.
  2. Cohesion and coherence in an academic paper.
  3. Critical reading of bibliographic sources.
  4. Processes of analysis and synthesis in academic writing.
  5. The structure of an academic paper (organisation and content)
  6. The use of references.
  7. Comprehensible form of presentation of the contents and findings of a literature review paper.
  8. Comprehensible form of presentation of the contents and findings of an empirical research paper.
  9. Schedule for writing a scientific research paper.
  10. Text authoring and processing using word-processing tools.
  11. Research methodology (-ies), per field of research.


Compulsory individual assignment (70% of the grade) and partial assignments during the course of the semester (30% of the grade).


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