POLb1100 Introduction into the academic writing

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Jusko (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vlastimil Havlík, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 13. 9. 10:00–11:40 U33
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
POLb1100/01: Tue 27. 9. 10:00–11:40 U42, Tue 11. 10. 10:00–11:40 U42, Tue 25. 10. 10:00–11:40 U42, Tue 8. 11. 10:00–11:40 U42, Tue 22. 11. 10:00–11:40 U42, Tue 6. 12. 10:00–11:40 U42, V. Havlík
POLb1100/02: Tue 27. 9. 8:00–9:40 P24b, Tue 11. 10. 8:00–9:40 P24b, Tue 25. 10. 8:00–9:40 P24b, Tue 8. 11. 8:00–9:40 P24b, Tue 22. 11. 8:00–9:40 P24b, Tue 6. 12. 8:00–9:40 P24b, J. Jusko
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! POL284 Inacwr && ! NOW ( POL284 Inacwr ) && (! POL104 Introduction into Pol. Sc. ) && (! POLb1001 Introduction into Pol. Sc. )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 35 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 28/35, only registered: 1/35, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/35
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Students who successfully complete this course understand the basic requirements of academic papers, are able to define the main genres of academic writing (abstract, summary, review, essay, term-paper), have mastered the basics of critical analysis of texts and can research and actively use sources as well as apply the norms for proper citation of sources. The knowledge acquired during the course will be used by the students for their own creative writing and paper publishing.
  • 1. Introduction to professional writing, formal requirements and stylistics of academic texts. 2. Work with sources. 3. Essay, term-paper 4. Abstract, resume, review, review essay 5. Text analysis: Basics of critical analysis of texts 6. Text analysis: examples and practice
  • ŠIMEK, Dušan and Helena KUBÁTOVÁ. Od abstraktu do závěrečné práce : jak psát (a možná i napsat) závěrečnou práci ze sociologie nebo z andragogiky. Vyd. 1. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1996. 63 s. ISBN 8070676191. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
  • HOLOUŠOVÁ, Drahomíra. Jak psát diplomové a závěrečné práce. 2., přeprac. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2000. 110 s. ISBN 8070678410. info
  • ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, František DANEŠ and Jindra SVĚTLÁ. Jak napsat odborný text. Vydání první. Praha: Leda, 1999. 255 stran. ISBN 8085927691. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, homeworks.
Assessment methods
There is a lecture every 2 weeks. In the meantime, students work on their assignments. Students are expected to attend every lecture and hand in all assignments in time. Grading: Students receive a final letter grade (A-F) based on the number of points they receive for their writing assignments. 60% is required to pass. Total number of points to be gained is 60: term-paper 20; review 15; essay 10; abstract and summary 5; research and proper citation of sources 6, critical text analysis 4. A 60-56 points), B(55-51 points), C (50-46 points), D (45-41 points), E (40-36 ], F (35 points and below).
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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