XPX_ACAD Academic writing

Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
podzim 2020
0/2/0. 8 kr. Ukončení: z.
Daniel Gerrard, M.A. (cvičící)
Ing. Petr Smutný, Ph.D.
Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Mgr. Jana Nesvadbová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Ekonomicko-správní fakulta
Rozvrh seminárních/paralelních skupin
XPX_ACAD/01: Pá 14:00–15:50 S309, D. Gerrard
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: 9/25, pouze zareg.: 0/25
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
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. The course structure takes the participants through different stages of the preparation and writing of an academic text with the aim to increase their chances of being successful in writing their MA thesis in English in the future.
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 genres and text types; write successful titles, abstracts, paragraphs, and individual sections of a master's thesis; evaluate strengths/weaknesses of written work.
  • 1. The writing process
  • 2. Introduction to academic writing
  • 3. Academic style and vocabulary
  • 4. Plagiarism and referencing
  • 5. Summarising and paraphrasing
  • 6. Paragraphing and information flow
  • 7. Academic text types
  • 8. Descriptive vs. critical/analytical writing
  • 9. The structure of a master's thesis
  • 10. Writing the introduction
  • 11. Writing the abstract and title
  • 12. Tutorials
    doporučená literatura
  • 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 online course will consist of weekly group and individual writing tasks, text analysis, peer review and discussion activities.
Metody hodnocení
A portfolio of texts written during the course and submitted for evaluation.
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Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
This course is due to COVID 19 measurements instructed only ONLINE in the autumn semester 2020. You can contact the teacher of the course about organizational matters.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2019, jaro 2020, jaro 2021, podzim 2021, jaro 2022, podzim 2022, jaro 2023.