SPUCJ002 Academic writing for LD II

Pan-university studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Ilja Rajdová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Peňáz
Support Centre for Students with Special Needs
Contact Person: Mgr. Ilja Rajdová
Supplier department: Support Centre for Students with Special Needs
Wed 27. 2. to Sun 2. 6. Wed 9:00–10:50 KOM 114
Before enrolling in this course, it is strongly advisable to complete the SPUCJ001 course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 8 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/8, only registered: 0/8, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/8
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the basic principles of academic writing. Students will familiarise themselves with the whole writing process from the choice of an appropriate topic and planning the text structure to the final proofreading and editing. Students will be able to choose suitable strategies to approach the topic and the text making sure they are appropriate to the task and to their specific learning difficulties.
  • 1. Selecting the topic (narrowing and widening the topic, guidelines for choosing the topic), academic writing process
  • 2. Strategies of getting a better understanding of the topic (brainstorming, mind maps, SWOT analysis)
  • 3. Paragraph structure, paragraph linking, groups of paragraphs, text coherence
  • 4. Basic composition functions (comparison, critical approach, definition, explaining, concluding, evaluation)
  • 5. Essay (characteristic features, basic types, how to write an essay, argumentative essay)
  • 6. Abstract (definition, types of abstracts, how to write an abstract, grammar and stylistics used in abstract)
  • 7. Frequent mistakes in arguments and in academic text composition
    recommended literature
  • Akademická pravidla českého pravopisu s Dodatkem Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky (Variant.) : Pravidla českého pravopisu s Dodatkem Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky. info
  • COTTRELL, Stella. Critical thinking skills : developing effective analysis and argument. 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. xiv, 282. ISBN 9780230285293. info
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Jiří, Petr SEJK, Věra ANTHOVÁ and Marek STEHLÍK. Metodika tvorby bibliografických citací. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. Elportál. ISSN 1802-128X. url PURL info
  • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2009. 209 pp. Studijní texty, 34. svazek. ISBN 978-80-86429-40-3. info
  • KUBÁTOVÁ, Helena and Dušan ŠIMEK. Od abstraktu do závěrečné práce : jak napsat diplomovou práci ve společenskovědních a humanitních oborech : praktická příručka. 4., přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2007. 90 s. ISBN 9788024415895. info
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Teaching methods
Lecture, writing shorter texts, discussion on written texts
Assessment methods
Completion of individual tasks, essay on selected topics, abstract
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
Information on course enrolment limitations: V období Jaro 2017 předmět nelze zapsat
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2019, recent)
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