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Academic Writing (Foreign Language)

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 2, 3 модуль

Преподаватели


Ганберг Евгения Михайловна


Делазари Иван Андреевич


Школьников Вадим Валерьевич

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(s) 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.
  • instrumental methods for 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

  • Collects and selects bibliographical references and formats them in accordance with an international citation style.
  • Consolidates reading in the research area by writing an annotated bibliography and /or literature review.
  • Discusses the content, structure, and academic merits of other people’s writing.
  • Maintains civilized and efficient forms of collegial communication.
  • Plans and prepares a detailed outline of an academic essay,
  • Presents past research in a CV/research portfolio.
  • Revises, reviews, and assesses peers’ work.
  • Summarizes and paraphrases pieces of academic writing in the research field.
  • Understands the functioning of academic research, writing, editing, and international publishing
  • Writes an abstract for a future and completed project.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Entering the Field: Objectives and Proposals. Academic Writer’s Profile: Records and CVs
  • Entering the Field: Objectives and Proposals. Research Proposals: Titles and Abstracts
  • Processing Bibliography. Annotated Bibliography vs. Literature Review
  • Processing Bibliography. Lists, Summaries, Annotations
  • The Academic Writing Range . Generic Research Paper: The Structure and Order of Writing
  • The Academic Writing Range. Academic Publishing Politics and Writing Standards
  • The Academic Writing Range. Academic Correspondence: Register and Style
  • The Academic Writing Range. Reading Published Reviews of Publications and Fashioning a Publishable Review for Publication
  • The Academic Writing Range. Maintaining the Conversation: How Academics Respond to Polemics
  • The Academic Writing Range. Modes of Bad Writing: Improving the Improvable
  • The Academic Writing Range. Revisions and Abstracts: Finalizing and Proofreading
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Coursework (home written assignments, in-class participation and attendance)
    Students are expected to attend all lectures and seminars and fulfil weekly homework assignments. Activities include team building, team projects, individual short papers, as well as peer review and peer assessment exercises. For attendance, participation, and various task completion, student gain “(participation/contribution) points,” which determine their coursework mark.
  • non-blocking Mid-term paper
    4-5 pp. (Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced). Either a literature review or an annotated bibliography.
  • non-blocking Term paper
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.2 * Mid-term paper + 0.3 * Term paper + 0.5 * Coursework (home written assignments, in-class participation and attendance)
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
  • Murray, R., & Moore, S. (2006). The Handbook of Academic Writing : A Fresh Approach. Maidenhead, England: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=234234
  • 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