VV043 Academic Writing in English

Fakulta informatiky
jaro 2012
0/2. 5 kr. Ukončení: z.
James Edward Thomas, M.A. (přednášející)
prof. RNDr. Antonín Kučera, Ph.D.
Fakulta informatiky
Kontaktní osoba: prof. RNDr. Antonín Kučera, Ph.D.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Fakulta informatiky
Pá 9:00–11:50 G101
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.
Mateřské obory/plány
předmět má 11 mateřských oborů, zobrazit
Cíle předmětu
The overriding aim of this course is to guide novice writers in aspects of discovery learning. It is important to understand the conventions of the academic writing genre at all levels: from the minutiae of language such as the use of prepositions, through clause and sentence structure, paragraph structure and up to full text. With the conventions being systematic, the task for novice writers is to discover the regular, standard features of usage and then employ them in their own writing. Searching large databases of relevant texts allows conclusions to be drawn from the findings.
  • 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 vocabulary appropriate to various sections of papers
    doporučená literatura
  • ZOBEL, Justin. Writing for computer science :the art of effective communication. Singapore: Springer, 1997. xiii, 176. ISBN 981-3083-22-0. info
  • HAMP-LYONS, Liz a Ben HEASLEY. Study writing : a course in writing skills for academic purposes. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 213 s. ISBN 9780521534963. info
Výukové metody
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.
Metody hodnocení
Corpus study test, terminology test, various pieces of writing demonstrating the language concepts taught.
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Studijní materiály
Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2006, jaro 2008, jaro 2009, jaro 2010, jaro 2011, jaro 2013, jaro 2014, jaro 2015, jaro 2016, jaro 2017, jaro 2018, jaro 2019, jaro 2020, jaro 2021.