Academic Writing (Engish)
- The course is aimed at equipping students with essential academic writing skills in English and creating a functional peer writing and reading community in and beyond classroom.
- Collects and selects bibliographical references and formats them in accordance with a particular citation style
- Discusses the content, structure, and academic merits of other people’s writing
- Maintains civilized and efficient forms of collegial communication
- Consolidates reading in a chosen research area
- Summarizes and paraphrases pieces of academic writing in the research field
- Writes an abstract for a future and completed project
- Revises and (re)formats a research essay in accordance with given structural and layout requirements.
- Reviews and assesses other writers’ work
- Participation- Students are expected to attend all lectures and seminars and contribute to discussions. They need to be prepared for class by having completed their home assignments, whether reading or writing, and participate actively in class activities, group and/or individual. Example questions for class discussions, tasks, and activities
- Essay- On or before the first day of exam period at the end of Module 2, students submit a Word document of an academic research essay in English that they have authored. The essay could be either written from scratch or adapted from an essay they have written earlier, on any occasion. Either way, the essay must follow these requirements: (i) size: 2,000-5,000 words; (ii) layout and formatting: MLA/APA/Chicago; (iii) references: list of 3-10 sources, 50-100% English; (iv) structure: (sub-)sectioned and paragraphed, with (sub-)section titles preferable; (v) content: original (written by the student and containing no more than 70% of direct quotations) and relevant to discipline of major (linguistics or literature studies, with extensions to cultural studies and interdisciplinary approaches to language and literature). If the essay is being/was submitted to a different course, it must state so explicitly; even so, it must be fully revised to comprise with the Academic Writing (English) requirements (i-v).
- Exam- On a scheduled date during the exam period at the end of Module 2, students take a test in the format of the Smart LMS online quiz, either in a computerized classroom or remotely, which is subject to university health regulations and classroom availability. The quiz consists of 3 to 10 questions of various types (multiple choice, gap filling, essay, etc.). The content, type, and weight of the questions in the exam grade calculation is determined by the instructor(s) who develop(s) the quiz and cannot be known to students in advance. The exam lasts 2 hours. Students may use the internet and their own study materials in the course of the exam, but any communication among students during the exam is strictly forbidden and counts as cheating. Cheating and/or any amount of plagiarism* at the exam results in mark 0 (zero).
- 2022/2023 учебный год 2 модуль0.1 * Essay + 0.25 * Participation + 0.25 * Exam + 0.15 * Annotation
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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