The course prepares students for writing their final theses. It takes the form of an electronic course. The students work independently in the course, studying the methodology of research, the principles of academic writing, and the formal aspects of writing a thesis. They are asked to submit assignments in an electronic form. The assignments represent preparatory steps to writing the final thesis (delimitation of the topic, compiling working bibliography, collecting material).
1.Preliminary thesis proposal.
4.Framing texts with annotations.
6.Final thesis proposal.
FOWLER, Henry Ramsey. The little, brown handbook. Edited by Jane E. Aaron - Daniel Anderson. 8th ed. New York: Longman, 2000. xxviii, 96. ISBN 0-321-07507-2. info
GIBALDI, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 5th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1999. xviii, 332. ISBN 0-87352-975-8. info
Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Edited by Zdeněk Šesták. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2000. 204 s. ISBN 80-200-0755-5. info
ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, František DANEŠ and Jindra SVĚTLÁ. Jak napsat odborný text. Vyd. 1. Voznice: LEDA, 1999. 255 s. ISBN 80-85927-69-1. info
The course makes use of the methods of e-learning. Students work independently on assignments listed in the syllabus of the course and upload them into the electronic course. They process primary and secondary sources. The assignments take the form of exercises in reading and critical analysis of scholarly texts, in preparing materials for analysis, in editorial work and in the use different editorial styles.
A fully on-line course. The credits are awarded for handing in all assignments in the course.