UV / Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG)
Language of instruction
Faculty of Education and Society
Syllabus approval date
Syllabus valid from
General entry requirements
No main field.
Progression level in relation to degree requirements
The course can normally be included in a general degree at the undergraduate level but not as part of English as a major.
The aim of the course is for the student to deepen their knowledge of English grammar in order to promote the production of well-written texts within the student's field of study at university level.
The course focuses on rules, conventions and concepts in English grammar and punctuation
After completing the course, the student can:
1. write texts in English with the correct use of grammar and punctuation;
2. identify and correct grammatical errors and incorrect use of punctuation in other students' texts.
The course contains various forms of work such as literature studies, lectures, group discussions and exercises with supervision and peer feedback.
The course is examined through a written portfolio and a written paper.
Grading criteria for the course are announced by the course leader at the start of the course.
For all assessments, the basis must be such that individual performance can be distinguished.
Course literature and other study material
Meltzer, Erica L. (2019) How to Write for Class: A Student's Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Style. New York: The Critical Reader. (298 pages)
Peck, John och Coyle, Martin. (2012). The Student's Guide to Writing: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. London: Palgrave Macmillan. (173 pages)
Supplementary material provided by the course leader (max. 100 pages) will be added.
The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).
When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.
This English text was translated from the original Swedish syllabus.
If a student has a Learning support decision, the examiner has the right to provide the student with an adapted test, or to allow the student to take the exam in a different format.