PdF:AJ1210 Guidelines and Methods for Wri - Course Information
AJ1210 Guidelines and Methods for Writing a Bachelor ThesisFaculty of Education
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- Mgr. Radek Vogel, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. Radek Vogel, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
- Timetable of Seminar Groups
- AJ1210/Kombi01: Fri 5. 3. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 19. 3. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 9. 4. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 23. 4. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 7. 5. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 21. 5. 10:00–10:50 učebna 1, R. Vogel
AJ1210/Kombi02: Fri 12. 3. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 26. 3. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 16. 4. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 30. 4. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 14. 5. 10:00–10:50 učebna 57, Fri 21. 5. 10:00–10:50 učebna 1, R. Vogel
AJ1210/Prez01: Wed 18:00–19:50 učebna 53, R. Vogel
AJ1210/Prez02: Mon 10:00–11:50 učebna 12, R. Vogel
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- ( AJ1102 Practical Language 1B )
- 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
- there are 12 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course, the students will have:
prepared for the process of writing their bachelor theses; familiarised themselves with their parameters and suitable procedures;
been presented and practised the principal means of the English professional and academic styles;
got acquainted with the methods of research and science;
learnt to analyse and present appropriately their research outcomes and opinions;
managed to use sources, to quote and paraphrase properly, and to create notes.
- Learning outcomes
- The student
• is able to utilise the presented procedures, language means and structures in writing his/her own Bachelor´s thesis;
• is able to choose the appropriate research method, as well as to analyse and interpret research results;
• works adequately with sources and makes reference to them;
• submits three individual assignments – namely parts of his/her Bachelor´s thesis (an abstract, a list of references, a chapter or its part) and one group assignment (a formally complete paper).
- 1. Introduction. Bachelor thesis – purpose, choice of a topic and a supervisor, format, structure, procedure. Working with the Bachelor thesis project in the Information System of MU.
- 2. Academic and scientific style. Formal and impersonal register.
- 3. Abstract – structure, appropriate language devices.
- 4. Identification of a research gap. Formulation of a research problem, research questions, hypotheses.
- 5. Methodology of scientific work.
- 6. Cohesive devices – grammatical, lexical and structural cohesion. Pronominal reference, substitution, ellipsis, repetition, relexicalisation.
- 7. Connective devices. Syntax of complex and compound sentences. Word order problems. Syntactic condensation.
- 8. Working with sources. Citation styles. Direct citation, paraphrase. Avoiding plagiarism.
- 9. Block quotation, footnotes and endnotes. Bibliographic reference to the main types of sources.
- 10. Comparison – procedure, language devices.
- 11. Interpretation of research outcomes. Visual devices (graphs, diagrams, flowcharts, tables).
- 12. Writing a summary and a conclusion.
- required literature
- MCCARTHY, Michael and Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
- HAMP-LYONS, Liz and Ben HEASLEY. Study writing : a course in writing skills for academic purposes. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 213 s. ISBN 9780521534963. info
- recommended literature
- CRASWELL, Gail. Writing for academic success : a postgraduate guide. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2012. xi, 248. ISBN 9780857029287. info
- GIBALDI, Joseph. MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003. xviii, 361. ISBN 0873529863. info
- URBANOVÁ, Ludmila and Andrew OAKLAND. Úvod do anglické stylistiky. 1. vyd. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2002. 145 s. ISBN 8086598330. info
- Teaching methods
- Teaching methods:
- class explanation and discussion;
- controlled writing practice in seminars;
- home assignments (individual assignments: an abstract/summary, a list of references, a chapter from the Bachelor thesis; a group assignment: a research paper);
- individual consultations.
- Assessment methods
- Completion prerequisites:
Students are required to attend at least 75% of classes. The course is based on continuous assessment and students are expected to submit 3 individual assignments (an abstract, a list of references, a chapter of bachelor thesis) and 1 group assignment (a paper).
The pass mark is 70% in each assignment and students have to pass all the parts of continuous assessment to obtain the credits for the course.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
- Teacher's information
The course is taught online (MS Teams) in Spring 2021. Full-time students (AJ1209/Prez): https://moodlinka.ics.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=3141 Combined students (AJ1209/Kombi): https://moodlinka.ics.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=3150
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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