Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
OTT1000 Writing group 2 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Doctor of Law
Person in charge
Anna Hurmerinta ja Mirkka Ruotsalainen

General description

The way you understand writing can make an important difference in your academic studies. Writing group breaks myths about good writers, supports doctoral students with their writing process, and provides doctoral students with pragmatic means to develop their academic writing skills and overcome barriers to writing.

Learning outcomes

By active participation in the group, the student
- learns to set realistic writing goals
- learns time management
- learns to develop and maintain a writing habit
- learns to manage writing as a process
- becomes aware of cognitive and emotional issues relating to writing
- practices academic writing
- learns to give feedback and support to his/her peers


The course consists of active participation in writing group for fall semester (September-December). More specifically, the modes of study include:

- Independent work (goal setting, writing)
- Weekly meetings and discussions with a writing partner (goal setting and sharing, follow-up, peer support, feedback)
- Weekly meetings with writing group (goal setting and sharing, follow-up, peer support, feedback)
- 4 seminars by Carol Kiriakos
- Participation in weekly writing sessions (optional)

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
  • In Finnish
  • In English



Study materials

Belcher, Wendy L.: Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success. Thousands Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. January 2009. ISBN: 9781412957014

Bolker, Joan: Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York : Holt, 1998. ISBN:0-8050-4891-X.

Kiriakos, Carol; Svinhufvud, Kimmo: Tohtoritakuu : kirjoittamisen opas jatko-opiskelijalle ja tutkijalle. Helsinki : Art House, 2015. ISBN:978-951-884-501-3.

Further information

The writing group suits especially for students on their initial steps of independent research.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School