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Бакалавриат 2019/2020

Академическое письмо на английском языке

Лучший по критерию «Полезность курса для Вашей будущей карьеры»
Направление: 45.03.03. Фундаментальная и прикладная лингвистика
Когда читается: 4-й курс, 2, 3 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Язык: русский
Кредиты: 2

Программа дисциплины


The course is targeted at Bachelor students of linguistics, and is designed to guide them in writing their B.A. thesis proposals to be defended at the end of the course. Students’ level of proficiency in English is expected to be no lower than CEFR С1 (IELTS 7,0-7,5/ С1 Advanced Grades A, B, C) so that they can apply their foreign language competence for collection, critical evaluation and analysis of information, research, as well as educational and self-educational purposes.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • understanding, interpreting, and discussing academic texts in English
  • breaking a large project of writing a research proposal into smaller manageable tasks
  • developing a clear and coherent argument on research topic according to the norms and practices of academic English (stating the problem; creating a research space; writing an overview of the literature; describing methods, data, and results; citing sources)
  • identifying and implementing the basic writing strategies and standards of English academic writing, including argumentation structure and data presentation, as well as compositional, rhetoric, stylistic, verbal, and grammatical devices
  • identifying and correctly targeting the potential audience by choosing appropriate style, vocabulary, and level of formality
  • developing efficient planning, pre-writing, drafting, and editing proficiency
  • gaining familiarity with the APA style guide and bibliography format
  • utilizing Zotero bibliographic manager to compile a customized collection of bibliographic sources and to generate in-text citations and lists of references
  • using a variety of freely available online sources, including dictionaries, corpora, and academic writing / ESL resources
  • peer-reviewing academic texts
  • practicing the drafting, revising, and proof-reading techniques; self-editing academic texts and incorporating peer critique
Планируемые результаты обучения

Планируемые результаты обучения

  • knows peer-reviewing techniques
  • writes the Introduction section
  • writes the Literature Review section
  • provides tentative list of bibliographic references
  • writes the Methods section
  • writes the Anticipated Results section
  • writes the Abstract and the Conclusions section
  • can defend their projects
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Academic Writing: Doing it the English Way
    The major factors of academic writing. Paragraph structure. What is Project Proposal? Parts of Project Proposal. Peer-reviewing techniques.
  • Writing the Introduction: Establishing a research territory and niche
    Occupying the niche. Language focus: tentative language (hedging).
  • Writing the Literature Review
    Where should I look for sources? Focusing on analysis, rather than on synthesis. Academic integrity and citing. Language focus: the use of tenses.
  • Bibliography, citation styles, and references
    Highlights of the APA citation style. Using Zotero bibliographic manager.
  • Writing the Methods section
    Showcasing the project’s replicability. Describing the data and materials used, and types of analysis applied. Discussing the limitations of the study. Writing mechanics: combatting wordiness.
  • Writing about the Anticipated Results
    Showing the value of the expected outcomes, rather than merely exposing them. Language focus: impersonal vs. personal style.
  • Writing the Abstract and the Conclusions section
    The five elements of an Abstract (Context/Rationale, Problem, Methodology, and Implications). The added value of the Conclusions. How can I differentiate my Conclusions from my Abstract?
  • Putting it all together
    Text formatting. PowerPoint presentation tips. Format of the Project Proposal Defense.
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • неблокирующий defense
    The grade for the defense of the Project Proposal. It is composed of two grades: the grade assigned by the academic advisor for the submitted text, and the grade awarded by the evaluation board for presentation of the project during the defense procedure. The two grades are distributed as follows: 0.4*advisor +0.6*presentation
  • неблокирующий class participation
    This grade cannot be retaken.
  • неблокирующий written work
    Written_work consists of the grades for the following written assignments: written_work = 0.12*project_proposal_outline + 0.12*introduction + 0.15*literature_review + 0.12*methods + 0.12*anticipated_results + 0.12*abstract_&_conclusion + 0.05*references_&_formatting + 0.2*final_text, where – project_proposal_outline is the grade for the preliminary outline of the Project Proposal at the early stages of the course; – references_&_formatting is the grade for compliance with the standards of the APA bibliographic citation style and the HSE formatting requirements; – final_text is the grade for the finalized version of the Project Proposal text; introduction, literature_review, methods, anticipated_results, and abstract_&_conclusion are the grades for the texts of the respective parts of the Project Proposal
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (3 модуль)
    0.2 * class participation + 0.2 * defense + 0.6 * written work
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Wallwork, A. (2016). English for Academic Research: Grammar, Usage and Style. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=528290
  • Wallwork, A. (2016). English for Writing Research Papers (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1175370

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Wallwork, A. (2013). English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=528292