VB037 Writing in English

Fakulta informatiky
podzim 2019
0/2/0. 2 kr. (plus ukončení). Doporučované ukončení: zk. Jiná možná ukončení: z.
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
Út 12:00–13:50 C511
VB001 English Exam
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: 4/20, pouze zareg.: 0/20, pouze zareg. s předností (mateřské obory): 0/20
Mateřské obory
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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.
Výstupy z učení
Students will be able to construct a coherent and cohesive text written in standard academic English. They will be able to recognize that poor writing frequently results from a misuse of or over-reliance on certain language features, e.g. the passive voice, complex sentence structure, or nominalizations. Students will be then able to identify issues in a given text and suggest several ways of solving them. Finally, students will also understand that a text should follow a clear and well-organized structure, and they will also gain insight into drafting texts and their subsequent revisions.
  • 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
  • BIZUP, Joseph a Joseph M. WILLIAMS. Style : lessons in clarity and grace. Eleventh edition, Pearson ne. Harlow, Essex: Pearson, 2014. ii, 226. ISBN 9781292039794. 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
  • 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
Výukové metody
Lectures, reading, exercises, class discussion.
Metody hodnocení
Students write one short paper during the writing week which constitutes 15 percent of the final grade (3500-6000 characters incl. spaces) and an expanded version of the paper at the end of the course. The grade for the final paper, which is to have 5500-8.500 characters (spaces included), constitutes 35 percent of the overall grade and is split between two parts – the quality of the paper and the quality of peer-review feedback to other students’ essays. Active participation is expected and constitutes 20 percent of the final grade. As a part of this evaluation criterion, students will be sometimes required to read a page or two from the handouts (numbered 01 to 13) or other supplementary material in preparation for classes. The supplementary materials may contain exercises: you do not need to do these (they are included for your own practice); however, you are expected to be familiar with the text. Finally, timely submission of short written assignments makes up for the last 30 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.
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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 2017, podzim 2018.
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