XPX_ACAD Academic writing

Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
jaro 2021
0/2/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: z.
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (cvičící)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D. (cvičící)
PhDr. Mgr. Libor Štěpánek, Ph.D. (cvičící)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D.
Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
The minimum level of English is B2 CEFR level, some academic skills, ability to actively participate in class discussions, basic experience in academic writing.
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.

Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 25 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 0/25, pouze zareg.: 0/25
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
There is an increasing need among MA students to engage with a wider range of academic, professional and public audiences through writing. Writing an MA thesis in English is a requirement in programmes taught through the medium of English. The goal of this course is to familiarize MA students with different approaches to academic writing, take their academic writing skills in English to a higher level and offer them a range of tools to address their target readers at specific, multi-disciplinary and general levels. The course addresses firstly the context of academic writing to situate the styles of writing that MA students are working with. It will discuss aspects of clear and concise writing style, and lexical and discourse relationship patterns in academic text, along with functional perspectives for positioning and structuring information and argument in the wider scope of an MA thesis.
Výstupy z učení
By the end of the course, participants will be able to use academic and technical vocabulary; read and analyze texts to make use of them in writing; understand different text styles and structures; write successful titles, abstracts, paragraphs, and individual sections of a thesis or journal article; and provide and respond to peer feedback.
  • 1. Introduction to academic writing
  • 2. Academic style
  • 3. Academic and technical vocabulary
  • 4. Plagiarism and referencing
  • 5. Paragraphing
  • 6. Summarising and paraphrasing
  • 7. Writing a critique
  • 8. Academic text types
  • 9. Peer review
  • 10. Abstracts
  • 11. Writing a research report
  • 12. Writing a master's thesis
  • 13. Titles and acknowledgements
  • BAILEY, Stephen. Academic writing : a handbook for international students. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2011. xx, 293. ISBN 9780415595803. info
  • SWALES, John a Christine B. FEAK. Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills. 3rd ed. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2012. xiv, 418. ISBN 9780472034758. info
Výukové metody
The course will consist of weekly seminars organised around group and individual writing tasks, problem-solving and discussion activities. It will also include online activities and peer review.
Metody hodnocení
A portfolio of texts written during the course and an extended piece of academic writing submitted in the exam period.
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Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2019, jaro 2020, podzim 2020.