FI:VV043 Academic Writing in English - Course Information
VV043 Academic Writing in EnglishFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
- Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. Eva Rudolfová
Language Centre, Faculty of Informatics Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Ada Nazarejová, DiS.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Informatics Division - Language Centre
- TYP_STUDIA ( D ) || SOUHLAS
At least B2 CEFR level and some experience with academic writing.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 50 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- There is an increasing need among doctoral candidates to publish their work in various types of academic publications and engage with a wider range of academic, professional and public audiences. The goal of this course is to familiarize doctoral candidates with different approaches to scientific writing, take their academic writing skills in English to a higher level and offer them a range of tools to adapt their focus of language to address their target readers at specific, multi-disciplinary and general levels. The course addresses firstly the context of scientific writing to situate the styles of writing that doctoral candidates are working with. It will discuss aspects of clear and concise writing style, and lexical and discourse relationship patterns in academic text, along with functional perspectives for positioning and structuring information and argument in the wider scope of thesis and journal article writing.
- Learning outcomes
- By the end of the course, participants will be able to use academic and technical vocabulary; read and analyze texts to make use of them in writing; understand different text styles and structures; write successful titles, abstracts, paragraphs, and individual sections of a thesis or journal article; and provide and respond to peer feedback.
- Academic style
- Academic and technical vocabulary
- Plagiarism and referencing
- Academic text types
- Summarising and paraphrasing
- Writing a critique
- Peer review
- Sections of a thesis and journal article
- Editing and proofreading
- ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor. ACADEMIC WRITING. 2013. info
- SWALES, John and Christine B. FEAK. Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills. 3rd ed. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2012. xiv, 418. ISBN 9780472034758. info
- ZOBEL, Justin. Writing for computer science :the art of effective communication. Singapore: Springer, 1997. xiii, 176. ISBN 981-3083-22-0. info
- Teaching methods
- The course will consist of weekly seminars organised around group and individual writing tasks, problem-solving and discussion activities. It will also include online activities and peer review.
- Assessment methods
- A portfolio of texts written during the course and an extended piece of academic writing submitted in the exam period.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.