RLDTP2 Writing a Draft Article

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 20 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
PhDr. Dalibor Papoušek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Cigán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Milan Fujda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Radek Kundt, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. David Václavík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Ivona Vrzalová
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
RLDS3 Doctoral Seminar III || NOW ( RLDS3 Doctoral Seminar III )
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, students prepare a draft article for publication under the guidance of their supervisor (alternatively in co-authorship with her/him), submit it for feedback, and rework it based on the feedback they get from their supervisor and the course coordinator. The article's focus must be closely connected to the dissertation research project.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
  • choose a substantial and sufficiently independent topic within their own doctoral research project, contributing to a particular debate and publishable in the form of an article;
  • write a draft article complying with the standards of academic publishing and based on original research;
  • work efficiently with constructive criticism of their own texts.
  • Syllabus
    • Meeting with the supervisor, discussion on the article project.
    • Beginning to write the draft article.
    • Finishing the draft article.
    • Revising the article at least four times.
    • Submitting the article to the supervisor.
    • Getting her/his feedback.
    • Reworking the draft article based on the supervisor’s feedback.
    • Submitting the draft article for the final evaluation.
    • Finishing the draft article for submission to a journal.
      recommended literature
    • ŠANDEROVÁ, Jadwiga. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2009. 209 pp. Studijní texty, 34. svazek. ISBN 978-80-86429-40-3. info
    Teaching methods
    Home reading, preparation of a draft article under the guidance of the supervisor, modifications of the draft article.
    Assessment methods
    Before the exam term published in the IS MU, participants of the course submit an article with footnotes, finished based on the supervisor’s feedback and prepared for submission to a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The articles are submitted through the Homework Vault in the IS MU. The assesment criterion is the scholarly as well as formal quality of the final article (100 percent).
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    Study Materials
    The course is taught each semester.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
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