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Academic Writing - JMMZ330
Anglický název: Academic Writing
Zajišťuje: Katedra ruských a východoevropských studií (23-KRVS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2017
Semestr: letní
Body: 2
E-Kredity: 2
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (8)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: čeština
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
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Garant: Pamela Danielle Cotte
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)
The course is designed for students writing their thesis or interested in improving their English academic writing skills. The focus will be on academic English language use and structure since the methodological and thesis seminars deal with content. Students should have a B2 level of English.

The structure of the course is based on the parts of a thesis. Students who are currently writing a thesis will be encouraged to write in their topic area to develop their vocabulary and writing skills in their field of interest.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)

Students will learn how to write and structure a thesis using proper academic English.

o    To enhance skills in correct use of academic English, including academic style and grammatical forms.

o    To give students skills in utilizing the structure and signposting language used in academic English writing.

o    To enhance use of vocabulary and conventions for writing each part of a thesis, applying these to their own thesis work.

Students who are currently writing their thesis will write part (normally one paragraph) of each section of their theses during the course. 

Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)

Sources: Cambridge Academic English Upper intermediate and Advanced; British Council English for Academics course; current KJP Academic English courses;

IMS thesis information (e.g. “manual” for MA thesis seminars; Methodological Seminar syllabus)

Metody výuky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)

Each lesson will include a writing assignment related to a specific part of the thesis (see Syllabus).

- Part 1 of each lesson will thus be work with students’ corrected texts from the previous lesson, for example editing practice or analyzing the structure.

Special emphasis will be placed on students’ own texts in order to improve their individual writing skills.

- Part 2 will be skills development with a focus on writing part of the thesis using various approaches such as analysis of texts,

use of vocabulary and phrases, structuring, grammatical exercises, comparing academic English with non-academic English, discussion etc.

Pair work, group work, and individual work will be used.

- Part 3 will be a writing assignment for homework or in class for students to put these skills into use.

 

Students are expected to do the assigned homework to prepare for sessions and to participate actively in classroom activities and discussions.

 

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)

Assessment will be based on the following:

I Attendance and class participation.

II Successful completion of written assignments (assigned for homework or in class).

III Oral presentation.

-Students must give 5 minute individual presentations, essentially presenting their thesis or research as a “spoken abstract“ (see Lesson 11 in the syllabus).

- Presentation skills training will be given in class and all handouts and materials will be posted on SIS.

- All students will be expected to give feedback on their classmates’s presentations as part of their presentation skills training.

-Assessment criteria: details will be discussed in class and put on SIS.

The course is pass/fail. There is no final exam.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)

Lesson 1 Course overview and policies

             What is academic English?

             Writing in an academic style: qualifying and hedging; using passive voice etc.

             Use of articles     

Lesson 2 Planning a thesis

             Structure and signposting language

             Writing: the thesis proposal

Lesson 3 Writing: the thesis proposal (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

             Critical thinking: writing logical arguments

             Writing: the abstract

Lesson 4 Writing: the abstract (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

             Structuring paragraphs: topic and supporting sentences; developing and

             supporting claims with evidence

             Conjunctions and sentence connectors, e.g. to express cause and effect 

             Writing: the introduction

Lesson 5 Writing: the introduction (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

             Punctuation: semicolons (;) and colons (:)

             Summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting  

             Writing: a summary of an academic article (one paragraph)

Lesson 6: Writing: a summary of an academic article (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

               Synthesizing from source material

               Reporting words

               Writing: the literature review (one paragraph)

Lesson 7 Writing: the literature review (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

             Explaining methodology and rationale

             Writing: the methodology section (one paragraph)

Lesson 8 Writing: the methodology section (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

              The results section part 1

              Discussing and interpreting research and data

              Writing: the results section (one paragraph)

Lesson 9 Writing: the results section (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

              The results section part 2

              Discussing and interpreting data in figures, graphs and tables

              Writing: a description of a figure, graph or table

Lesson 10 Writing: a description of a figure, graph or table (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

               Academic presentation skills: presenting a thesis in 5 minutes – “a spoken abstract”

               Bullet points: effective use (spoken versus written English) and correct format

 Lesson 11 Student thesis or research presentations and defence (5 minute presentations- “a spoken abstract”)

                Summarizing

                Writing: the conclusion

LESSON 12 Writing: the conclusion (text analysis; error correction; editing practice)

                 Student thesis presentations and defence (5 minutes presentations – “a spoken abstract”)

                 Review of key points

Vstupní požadavky - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Pamela Danielle Cotte (14.02.2017)

The required level is at least B2. 

 
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