FI:VV043 Academic Writing in English - Course Information
VV043 Academic Writing in EnglishFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- James Edward Thomas, M.A. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. Ing. Václav Přenosil, CSc.
Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. PhDr. Karel Pala, CSc.
- Fri 27. 3. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 3. 4. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 10. 4. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 17. 4. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 24. 4. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 15. 5. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 22. 5. 10:00–12:50 B410, Fri 29. 5. 10:00–12:50 B410
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- In this course, post-graduate students at the Informatics Faculty will be studying some formal aspects of writing academic articles in English. This course is designed to cover vocabulary, grammar and syntax as well as design and structure of longer articles. The course is a pre-requisite for the compulsory course Academic Writing Project (VVO58). It is intended that students will be able to use the data they have uploaded into the Informatics Corpus for the observation of language phenomena peculiar to this field.
- The course deals with the following language topics. 1. What is end weight? 2. In what situations is the subjunctive used in English? 3. Why are topic sentences important? 4. What is a paragraph hook? 5. What is meant by hedging? 6. What are the pros and cons of using "I" and "we" in academic writing? 7. What do we need to know about nominalisation? 8. What is the "introductory there/it"? 9. What purposes does fronting serve? 10. How do we avoid sexist language? 11. What roles do to-infinitive and -ing clauses play? 12. How do we show the relationship between statements in a sentence?
- HAMP-LYONS, Liz and Ben HEASLEY. Study writing : a course in writing skills for academic purposes. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 213 s. ISBN 9780521534963. info
- ZOBEL, Justin. Writing for computer science :the art of effective communication. Singapore: Springer, 1997. xiii, 176. ISBN 981-3083-22-0. info
- Assessment methods
- Corpus study test, terminology test, a piece of writing demonstrating the language concepts taught.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.