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Academic Writing (Foreign Language)

2018/2019
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 2, 3 модуль

Преподаватель


Делазари Иван Андреевич

Course Syllabus

Abstract

In this course, students are introduced to styles, genres, and formatting conventions of academic writing in English. The course is tailored to meet students' individual research needs in that each student works on her own project, accumulating, consolidating, and revising original texts to contribute to academic conversations in related fields of language and literature studies. Lectures, seminars, independent research, and home assignments engage students and course instructor in a network of face-to-face and online interactions, teamwork, reviewing, and feedback.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is aimed at equipping students with essential academic writing skills in English and creating a functional research community and corporate culture modeled on up-to-date communication practices of contemporary global academe.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to understand the functioning of academic research, writing, editing, and international publishing
  • Students will be able to maintain civilized and efficient forms of collegial communication
  • Students will be able to present their past research in a CV/research portfolio
  • Students will be able to read academic research articles and monographs critically and articulate their judgment of research content and quality
  • Students will be able to discuss the content, structure, and academic merits of other people’s writing
  • Students will be able to build up a research team and work on a co-authored writing project
  • Students will be able to write an abstract for a future and completed project
  • Students will be able to summarize and paraphrase pieces of academic writing in their research field
  • Students will be able to collect and select bibliographical references and format them in accordance with an international citation style
  • Students will be able to consolidate their reading in their research area by writing an annotated bibliography and /or literature review
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Entering the Field: Introductions and Proposals
    Academic Writer’s Profile: Records and CVs. Research Proposals: Titles and Abstracts.
  • Processing Bibliography
    Bibliography I: Lists, Summaries, Annotations. Bibliography II: Annotated Bibliography vs. Literature Review.
  • Fashioning the Essay
    Generic Research Paper: Structure and the Order of Writing. Introductions and Outlines. Main Body I: Sections, Paragraphs, Sentences. Main Body II: Argumentative and Presentational Strategies. Main Body III: Cohesion, Transitions, Citations, and Notes. Research Results and Conclusions. Revisions and Abstracts: Finalizing and Proofreading.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Coursework
    Students are expected to attend all lectures and seminars and fulfil weekly home assignments. Activities include team building, team projects, individual short papers, as well as peer review and peer assessment exercises
  • non-blocking Midterm paper
    4-5 pg. (Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced) Either a literature review or an annotated bibliography.
  • non-blocking Term paper
    8-10 pg. (Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced). The term paper is a revised and finalized version of the research essay towards which students work throughout the course.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.5 * Coursework + 0.2 * Midterm paper + 0.3 * Term paper
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bailey, S. (2015). Academic Writing : A Handbook for International Students (Vol. Fourth edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=862062
  • Strongman, L. (2013). Academic Writing. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=816736

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Berger, A. A. (2008). The Academic Writer’s Toolkit : A User’s Manual. Walnut Creek: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=398720
  • Casanave, C. P., & Vandrick, S. (2003). Writing for Scholarly Publication : Behind the Scenes in Language Education. Mahwah, N.J.: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=99869
  • Pecorari, D. (2015). Academic Writing and Plagiarism : A Linguistic Analysis (Vol. Bloomsbury classics in linguistics edition). London: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=993909