Академическое письмо на английском языке
Статус: Факультатив (Фундаментальная и компьютерная лингвистика)
Направление: 45.03.03. Фундаментальная и прикладная лингвистика
Кто читает: Школа лингвистики
Где читается: Факультет гуманитарных наук
Когда читается: 4-й курс, 2, 3 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Преподаватели: Бадрызлова Юлия Геннадьевна
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.
- 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
- 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
- Academic Writing: Doing it the English WayThe 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 nicheOccupying the niche. Language focus: tentative language (hedging).
- Writing the Literature ReviewWhere 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 referencesHighlights of the APA citation style. Using Zotero bibliographic manager.
- Writing the Methods sectionShowcasing 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 ResultsShowing the value of the expected outcomes, rather than merely exposing them. Language focus: impersonal vs. personal style.
- Writing the Abstract and the Conclusions sectionThe 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 togetherText formatting. PowerPoint presentation tips. Format of the Project Proposal Defense.
- defense (неблокирующий)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
- class participation (неблокирующий)This grade cannot be retaken.
- written work (неблокирующий)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 (3 модуль)0.2 * class participation + 0.2 * defense + 0.6 * written work
- 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
- 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