Guidelines for writing the assignments
These are the general guidelines for writing the assignments. If you are taking this course as a part of another study programme or within a course from outside the University of Jyväskylä, please remember to check instructions with your teacher.
In the written assignments you are expected to
- present what you have learned during this course. Note that, beyond knowledge, learning may be related to attitudes, motivation, emotions or skills
- present and analyze your perceptions and experiences of cultures and intercultural communication
- weave what you have learned into the analyses of communication and culture, and the relationship between the two
- integrate theory, practice and reflection
To meet the requirements, you need to
- adequately address the assignment
- write concisely and thoughtfully
- use and explain the concepts and theories introduced in the material
- comment on the ideas and theories of web materials: criticize, ask questions, give arguments, etc.
- use both the given material and your own perceptions or previous knowledge to argue your thoughts
- present concrete examples of the issues by describing your perceptions and experiences (situations, behavior, verbal and nonverbal communication) where applicable
Citations, references, bibliography
- Remember to cite quotations if you use them. You need to provide references if you use sources other than the web materials. Remember to include a complete list of references of the works you cite. Remember to use APA style (6th edition).
- If you need advice on quotations, references, and bibliography, see e.g.,
- Be also aware of the plagiarism policies of the University of Jyväskylä, see e.g., instructions of the Department of Languages/English at