Training Course Academic Writing in Portuguese

General Objectives of the Course

- To develop the students’ writing skills in research papers.
- To upgrade planning skills, data presentation and argument building
- To encourage ethical writing practices and to prevent plagiarism.
- To develop skills in different academic genres (reports, PhD dissertations, MA theses, absstracts).
- To encourage collaborative writing.

Admission Requirements

12th grade diploma (or equivalent).
C1 level in Portuguese language writing.
B2 Intermediate level in English in reading comprehension (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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Mode of Study


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Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Grades range from 0 to 20 (minimum grade to Pass = 10)

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

At the end of the course, students should be able
- to plan and write texts in academic style.
- to master data presentation and argumente building strategies
- to avoid plagiarism.
- to recognise and to produce texts in several academic genres (reports, PhD dissertations, MA theses, abstracts)
- to work on a team with other researchers.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Study Programme

Academic Writing in Portuguese

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 54 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 2.0


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