AJ13001 Academic Writing

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2005
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Matthew Nicholls, B.Sc. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Tomáš Kačer, Ph.D.
Timetable
Thu 13:20–14:55 32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those 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, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course provides instruction in writing the most common essay types (i.e. description, narration, analysis, and argumentation). It explores the strategies of producing coherent and effective texts. The focus of the course is on the process of developing the initial idea into a final draft, the process of making a text accurate andat the same timecreative and attractive for the reader. Essay drafts will receive oral and written feedback; students will be trained in revising, editing, and evaluating their own and other students essays.
Syllabus
  • The course provides instruction in writing the most common essay types (i.e. description, narration, analysis, and argumentation). It explores the strategies of producing coherent and effective texts. The focus of the course is on the process of developing the initial idea into a final draft, the process of making a text accurate andat the same timecreative and attractive for the reader. Essay drafts will receive oral and written feedback; students will be trained in revising, editing, and evaluating their own and other students essays.
Literature
  • AARON, Jane E. The little, brown essential handbook for writers. 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 1999. viii, 247. ISBN 0-321-04970-5. info
  • ALEXANDER, L. G. Sixty Steps to Précis. 9. vyd. London: Longmans, 1965. 135 s. info
  • COOPER, Charles R. and Rise B. AXELROD. The St. Martins guide to writing. 2nd ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. xxvi, 726. ISBN 0-312-00283-1. info
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, František DANEŠ and Jindra SVĚTLÁ. Jak napsat odborný text. Vydání první. Praha: Leda, 1999. 255 stran. ISBN 8085927691. info
  • FOWLER, Henry Ramsey. The little, brown handbook. Edited by Jane E. Aaron - Daniel Anderson. 8th ed. New York: Longman, 2000. xxviii, 96. ISBN 0-321-07507-2. info
  • LAAKEN, M. van der, R. E. LANKAMP and M. Sharwood SMITH. Writing better English :a multi-purpose model for advanced speakers. 3., herziene druk. Bussum: Uitgeverij Coutinho, 2001. 82 s. ISBN 90-6283-276-8. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
A workshop course - attendance in seminars is required. Assessment is based on the quality of the students' essays. During the semester, students have to hand in three essays on topics set by the teacher.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course is taught only once.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
http://www.phil.muni.cz/elf/course/category.php?id=1
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Spring 2000, Autumn 2000, Spring 2001, Autumn 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, 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, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021.
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