A2MK_ACWR Academic Writing

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2009
Extent and Intensity
0/0/12. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Radek Vogel, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Naděžda Vojtková
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objectives of the course Academic Writing are to familiarise students with the methodology of science; to introduce them to the formal written style and its genres; to enhance their ability to use English appropriately in writing for academic purposes; and to expand and practise the vocabulary and grammar of Academic English.
  • 1. Introduction. Writing an academic essay - instructions and recommendations.
  • 2. Methodology of science. Written vs. spoken medium. Formal vs. informal styles.
  • 3. Genres of academic and scientific writing. Scientific prose style vs. popular scientific / didactic style. Linguistic appropriateness.
  • 4. Cohesion and coherence. Lexical and grammatical cohesion. Connectors.
  • 5. Punctuation in English.
  • 6. Vocabulary of academic texts. Abbreviation.
  • 7. Syntax of academic texts. Word order.
  • 8. Quotations and paraphrases. Endnotes and footnotes. Bibliography/references.
  • URBANOVÁ, Ludmila and Andrew Philip OAKLAND. Úvod do anglické stylistiky (Introduction to English Stylistics). 1st ed. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2002. 148 pp. Studium. ISBN 80-86598-33-0. info
  • MACPHERSON, Robin. Základy anglické stylistiky. Praha: Academia, 1997. 240 pp. ISBN 80-200-0644-3. info
  • CRYSTAL, David. The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. vii, 489. ISBN 0521401798. info
  • ČERMÁK, František. Jazyk a jazykověda : přehled a slovníky. Vyd. 3., dopl. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2001. 341 s. ISBN 8024601540. info
Assessment methods
Completion prerequisites:
- attendance - minimum 80%;
- active participation in seminars;
- seminar essay - a piece of academic text, due on January 5, 2009.

Teaching methods:
- explanation, practice and discussion in class;
- home study and written assignment.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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