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Course module: 30J113-B-3
Writing and Information Skills
Course info
Course module30J113-B-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Management; TiSEM: Management;
Is part of
B International Business Administration
Contact persondrs. J. Bachrach
Coordinator course
drs. J. Bachrach
Other course modules lecturer
L. Mous, MA
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 14/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
The course Academic Skills teaches you the basics of finding and using scientific sources and writing at an academic level. The knowledge and skills you gain here will then continue to expand throughout the rest of your education. They will be regularly tested in other subjects and will certainly also be discussed in the final thesis.
This course consists of two modules, which are briefly described below. The average number of hours study workload (HSW) you spend this period on the various modules is stated. During the programme you will find out that the knowledge and skills you gain in the different modules can be used well for both the other modules of this course and the other courses within your bachelor. So be creative and inventive, be active as the owner of your own learning process but at the same time follow the instructions in this study guide, on Blackboard and of the lecturers.

1. Information skills (5 HSW)
The core of information skills consists of collecting information for, for example, a paper or your thesis. In this part of the course you will therefore get to know the scientific databases and the different ways in which you can find useful sources in an efficient (fast) way. This is done by going through a number of online modules which end in a multiple choice test.
2. Writing skills (79 HSW)
During writing skills you will be introduced to writing academic papers. It gives you insight into the specific requirements that are imposed on papers at a scientific level, including the correct use of sources. You do this by following a lecture and by actively participating in a number of seminars. Before and after the seminars, you complete assignments, work on your paper, give feedback and receive feedback from your fellow students. Presence and active participation in the work seminars and feedback is a mandatory part of this module. 
Type of instructions
Blended learning: Online learning, lecturers, seminars, self study, peerfeedback.

Type of exams
Assignments, presentation session and (digital) assessments

Compulsory Reading
  1. Syllabus Writing and Information Skills for IBA
  2. Online Blackboard content
  3. Online modules
Timetable information
30J113-B-3|Writing and Information Skills for IBA
Required materials
Recommended materials
Information Skills

Writing Skills

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