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Academic English Writing

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
2
Кредиты
Статус:
Факультатив
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 1-3 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course teaches key principles of effective and efficient academic writing. It provides students with key techniques for improving oral and written English academic communication skills and guides them through the creation of their BA Project Proposals. The course gives hands-on experience in drafting, organizing and revising academic texts; organizing and delivering oral project presentations. Specific areas of focus include: abstracts and strong thesis statements; transitions and flow; bibliographies, embedding and modifying citations; literature reviews; peer-review and constructive criticism of others’ work.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • practicing clear, concise and graceful academic writing
  • developing a writing project through multiple drafts
  • developing strong argument-driven essays
  • creating a BA Project Proposal and effectively presenting it to the class
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • правильно оформляет список источников и внутритекстовые ссылки
  • Plans and prepares a detailed outline of an academic essay,
  • Students learn how to write an argument-driven essay
  • Students how to develop strong thesis statements
  • Students learn how to write strong topic sentences and how to create compelling transitions between body paragraphs.
  • Students learn about direct quotations: quotes embedded and paraphrased, modified quotes, styles of in-text citation
  • Students learn conventions of peer review. How to give constructive criticism, how to generously engage a colleague's text. Practice written and oral review forms
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Bibliography
    Students learn bibliography standards and citation styles
  • The Academic Writing Range . Generic Research Paper: The Structure and Order of Writing
    Students learn about a standard essay structure, read and discuss research papers published by academic publishers, and write a preliminary outline of their future term paper.
  • Peer-review
    Students learn conventions of peer review. How to give constructive criticism, how to generously engage a colleague's text. Practice written and oral review forms.
  • Argument-driven essay
    Students learn about a standard essay structure, practice developing strong argument
  • Thesis statement
    Students practice developing strong thesis statements.
  • Topic sentences, transitions.
    Students learn techniques for effective transitions and rhetorical flow. Practice writing strong topic sentences and and smooth transitions between paragraphs.
  • Working with quotes.
    Students learn about direct quotations: quotes embedded and paraphrased, modified quotes, styles of in-text citation
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking BA Project Proposal
  • non-blocking Project presentation
  • non-blocking Peer review
  • non-blocking Classroom participation
    Short writing exercises will occasionally be required to be completed in class or at home. These will not be graded separately, but will comprise part on your participation grade, as they will be workshopped in class: if you do not complete them, you will not be able to participate in the workshop.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.5 * BA Project Proposal + 0.2 * Classroom participation + 0.2 * Peer review + 0.1 * Project presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bizup, J., & Williams, J. M. (2014). Style: Pearson New International Edition : Lessons in Clarity and Grace: Vol. Eleventh edition. Pearson.
  • Joni Cole. (2006). Toxic Feedback : Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. University Press of New England.
  • Puckett, J. (2017). Zotero : A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators (Vol. Second edition). Chicago, Illinois: Association of College and Research Libraries. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1561980

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Harvey, M. (2013). The Nuts & Bolts of College Writing (Vol. 2nd ed). Indianapolis, Ind: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=590706