FI:VV043 Academic Writing in English - Course Information
VV043 Academic Writing in EnglishFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- James Edward Thomas, M.A. (lecturer), Mgr. Alena Hradilová, Ph.D. (deputy)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Antonín Kučera, Ph.D.
Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Antonín Kučera, Ph.D.
- Timetable of Seminar Groups
- VV043/01: Thu 8:00–9:50 A107, Thu 10:00–11:50 A107, J. Thomas
VV043/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Thomas
- 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
- there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- In this course, post-graduate students study some formal aspects of writing academic articles in English. At the end of the course, students should be able to use new vocabulary and understand grammar and syntax as well as design and structure of longer articles. 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.
- Aspects of syntax
- end weight, subjunctive, fronting, to-infinitive and -ing clauses.
- Aspects of discourse and pragmatics
- topic sentences and paragraph hooks, hedging, roles of first person, sexist language, linking clauses and sentences meaningfully.
- Academic writing per se
- structure of different types of documents, choosing verb forms appropriate sections of papers
- recommended literature
- ZOBEL, Justin. Writing for computer science :the art of effective communication. Singapore: Springer, 1997. xiii, 176. ISBN 981-3083-22-0. info
- not specified
- 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
- Teaching methods
- The course is run as a seminar in which students are involved in analysing documents on macro and micro levels, analysing language phenomena in the British National Corpus and our very own Informatics Corpus, and of course, writing.
- Assessment methods
- Corpus study test, terminology test, various pieces of writing demonstrating the language concepts taught.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.