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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Academic writing - HP3904
Title: Academic writing
Guaranteed by: Department of Foreign Languages (22-KJ)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 0/2 colloquium [hours/week]
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Mgr. Eva Dvořáková
Teacher(s): Mgr. Eva Dvořáková
Incompatibility : HV2077
Annotation - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Eva Dvořáková (10.02.2020)
This is not a legal writing course. Rather than focusing on legal language, the course aims to enhance general (academic) writing skills of the participants. This objective should be achieved by:

1. making the participants aware of various genres;
2. providing useful techniques for effective writing;
3. highlighting grammatical issues with important stylistic implications; and
4. expanding the participants´ vocabulary (e.g. collocations, prepositions, verbs).

The participants will be asked to pass the final test and submit 2 assignments which will be corrected and graded. Based on the feedback provided by the teacher, the students will self-correct and re-submit the final version. Mandatory attendance of 70% is required.
Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Eva Dvořáková (01.04.2020)

(Požadavky ke zkoušce (kolokviu): 2 vypracované písemné úkoly (+ oprava dle zpětné vazby a zaslání finální verze), písemný test (zejména probíraná slovní zásoba) a 70% docházka)

Po dobu platnosti mimořádných opatření je předmět Academic writing - HP3904 vyučován distančně. Předmět je plněn na základě úkolů zadávaných v Moodlu. Podrobné informace jsou uvedeny ve fakultním Moodlu.

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Eva Dvořáková (10.02.2020)

An indicative overview of the course:

1.       Academic style

2.       Unity, coherence

3.       Commenting on cases and legislation

4.       Types of essays: argumentative, cause/effect, comparison

5.       Argumentative essay

6.       Abstract

7.       Review

8.       Problem question

9.       Research paper


Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Eva Dvořáková (10.02.2020)

Podíl garanta na výuce činí 100%

Learning resources - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Eva Dvořáková (10.02.2020)


MCCARTHY, Michael. Academic vocabulary in use: 50 units of academic vocabulary reference and practice. 2008. 


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