VB037 Writing in English

Fakulta informatiky
podzim 2017
0/2/0. 2 kr. (plus ukončení). Ukončení: zk.
Mgr. Antonín Zita, M.A., Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Eva Trumpešová - Rudolfová
Oddělení Centra jazykového vzdělávání na Fakultě informatiky - Centrum jazykového vzdělávání
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Oddělení Centra jazykového vzdělávání na Fakultě informatiky - Centrum jazykového vzdělávání
Rozvrh seminárních/paralelních skupin
VB037/01: Po 18. 9. až Pá 13. 10. St 14:00–15:50 A318, Po 16. 10. až So 16. 12. St 14:00–15:50 A321, A. Zita
VB001 Specialist English
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je nabízen i studentům mimo mateřské obory.
Předmět si smí zapsat nejvýše 20 stud.
Momentální stav registrace a zápisu: zapsáno: 1/20, pouze zareg.: 0/20, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/20
Mateřské obory
předmět má 18 mateřských oborů, zobrazit
Cíle předmětu
This course is designed to teach students the necessary skills that will enable them to proceed from sentence construction and paragraph writing to essay writing. The students will be familiarized with the writing of topic sentences, thesis statements, and different types of paragraphs and essays. The students will practice these steps of the writing process via in-class writing, text analysis, peer assessment, editing, and writing of a draft of the final essay. While some grammatical aspects of English used in the academia will be touched upon in the class, the students are expected to study individually in case they find their levels of knowledge not sufficient for class purposes. Importantly, however, mastering the variant of academic English used in computer science writing is not the primary objective of the class, as the class focuses on becoming familiar with formal written English as a means of expressing one's thoughts clearly and coherently. Nevertheless, many of the writing guidelines can be applied for computer science writing as well.
  • Basic academic English guidelines; academic vocabulary
  • Paragraph writing - developing central idea, coherence, etc.
  • Introduction and conclusion, thesis statement
  • Writing your first draft
  • Mechanics and clarity of writing
  • Writing effectively
  • Writing the final essay
    doporučená literatura
  • 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
  • Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay Book. Jason Davis - Rhonda Liss. Oxford University Press, 2006. 184 s. ISBN 9780194309240.
  • MCCARTHY, Michael a Felicity O'DELL. Academic vocabulary in use. First published. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 stran. ISBN 9780521689397. info
  • SWALES, John a Christine B. FEAK. Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. ix, 331. ISBN 0472088564. info
Výukové metody
Lectures, reading, exercises, class discussion.
Metody hodnocení
Students write one shorter essay during the writing week which constitutes 20 percent of the final grade (600 – 1200 words) and an expanded version of the essay at the end of the course. The grade for the final essay, which is to have between 1200 – 2000 words, constitutes 40 percent of the overall grade and is split between two parts – the quality of the essay and the quality of peer-review feedback to other students’ essays. The deadline for the final essay will be set sometime during the semester. Active participation is expected and it constitutes 15 percent of the final grade. Finally, timely submission of short written assignments makes up for the last 25 percent of the class. These assignments are divided into two groups: minor and major assignments. Minor assignments, taking place mostly at the beginning of the semester, are rated on a submitted/not submitted scale, while major assignments have a more comprehensive rating. Each assignment specifies whether it is a minor or a major assignment.
Vyučovací jazyk
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Studijní materiály
Předmět je vyučován každoročně.
Předmět je zařazen také v obdobích podzim 2002, podzim 2003, podzim 2004, podzim 2005, podzim 2006, podzim 2007, podzim 2008, podzim 2009, podzim 2010, podzim 2011, podzim 2012, podzim 2013, podzim 2014, podzim 2015, podzim 2016, podzim 2018, podzim 2019.