FSS:PMCb1002 Academic writing - Course Information
PMCb1002 Academic writingFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Charles Michael Elavsky, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D.
- Fri 8:00–9:40 P24a
- 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
- Politics, Media, and Communication (programme FSS, B-PMC)
- Course objectives
- The aim of the course is to provide students with an explanation of the basic principles of academic writing including academic style and genres. The course will consider the structure of an academic paper and how to organize and present arguments. Students will become familiar with how to work with different sources including citations and bibliographies. Students will also learn how to actively and critically read the work of others.
- Learning outcomes
- After completing the course, students will understand the basic elements of academic papers, the academic style of writing, the main genres of academic writing (research paper, literature review, grant proposal). Students will be able to critically read texts and actively use sources as well as apply the norms for proper citation of sources. The knowledge acquired during the course will be used by students for their own original research and publication in the study program.
- 1. Academic style – basic elements
- 2. Academic language
- 3. Academic genres – papers, reviews, abstracts
- 4. Work with sources I.
- 5. Work with sources II.
- 6. Active and critical reading
- 7.Reading week
- 8. Structure of an academic paper
- 9. Research question and introduction to an academic paper
- 10. Argumentation and the main body of an academic paper
- 11. Conclusion
- 12. Revisions
- required literature
- Belcher, W. L. (2019). Writing your journal article in twelve weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Gillett, A., Hammond, A., & Martala, M. (2013). Inside track to successful academic writing. London: Pearson.
- Hartley, J. (2008). Academic Writing and Publishing. A Practical Handbook. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Jesson, J., Matheson, L., & Lacey, F. M. (2011). Doing your literature review: Traditional and systematic techniques. Sage.
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, class discussion, short homework for class discussion, final paper.
- Assessment methods
- Eight short homework assignments (5 points each) aimed at testing academic writing skills, class activities (30 points in total), and a final paper (30 points).
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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