ESSn4008 Academic Skills Review

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Vratislav Havlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Jirušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lukáš Lehotský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Břetislav Dančák, Ph.D.
Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Olga Cídlová, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of International Relations and European Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Thu 10:00–11:40 P52
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! ESS412 Academics Skills Review && ! NOW ( ESS412 Academics Skills Review )
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 22 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 2/22, only registered: 0/22
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This session is instructing and empowering students in the skills necessary for success in academic field as well as their future carreers.
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on instructing and empowering students in the skills (i.e. writing, speaking, reading, assessing sources, debating, etc.) necessary for success in the academic field as well as their future careers.
  • 1) Searching resources & research skills: how to succesfully conduct a literature search; find, evaluate and use your information. 2) Academic writing & referencing: most important aspects and etics of academic writing. 3) Speaking & presenting: fundamentals and effective strategies of formal presentations and discussions in academic field.
  • MCWHORTER, Kathleen T. Academic reading. 6th ed. New York, NY: Pearson/Longman, 2007. xxxii, 512. ISBN 0321364791. info
  • CRASWELL, Gail. Writing for academic success : a postgraduate guide. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012. xi, 248. ISBN 9780857029287. info
  • HARTLEY, James. Academic writing and publishing : a practical handbook. London: Routledge, 2008. viii, 196. ISBN 9780415453219. info
  • A student's guide to presentationsmaking your presentation count. Edited by Barbara Chivers - Michael Shoolbred. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2007. x, 166 p. ISBN 9780761943693. info
  • (Recommended literature)
Teaching methods
Students will be trained how to develop their academic skills most effectively. They will use acquired knowledge to carry out short practical exercises and discuss related problems in class.
Assessment methods
Lectures, class discussion, short projects.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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