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Магистратура 2020/2021

Навыки академического письма на английском (С1)

Статус: Курс адаптационный (Управление бизнесом в глобальных условиях)
Направление: 38.04.02. Менеджмент
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Прогр. обучения: Управление бизнесом в глобальных условиях
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

COURSE AIM, LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PREREQUISITES The aim of the course « Academic writing in English » is to introduce students to the basic forms and techniques of academic writing which would be necessary for their future written communication within international programmes of studies and onwards. The course also aims to help students improve their public speaking and presentation skills which will enable them to present their research to the scientific community effectively. Intended learning outcomes (ILOs). Upon the completion of the course the student should: know: - the significance of writing as a way of developing and sharing knowledge in an academic environment - the characteristic features of academic writing style - the basic principles and techniques for writing clear, coherent, logical academic texts - the basic principles and techniques for making an academic presentation be able to: - find, evaluate and refer to relevant literature - employ writing and language techniques to produce a clear, coherent, logical text - work with fellow students, to give and receive feedback on own and others texts have skills in: - producing clear, coherent, logical texts using the conventions of academic writing - presenting the results of their research Content and Structure of the Course. Topic 1. Features of academic writing. Topic 2.Writing a paragraph/essay. Topic 3.Describing a research paper. Topic 4.Using sources in a research paper. Topic 5.Writing the Methods section of a research paper. Topic 6.Reporting research findings. Topic 7.Making an effective presentation. The first assignment is a test which is designed to check students’ academic writing skills and mastery of academic language (20% of the course grade). The opinion paragraph requires students to demonstrate their knowledge of paragraph structure as well as the ability to express and support an opinion (20% of the course grade). The third assignment involves writing a paraphrase and a summary of an extract from an academic text (10% of the course grade). Students submit a review of several extracts from different sources on the topic suggested by the tutor (20% of the course grade). The final assignment is an academic presentation (30% of the course grade).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of the course « Academic writing in English » is to introduce students to the basic forms and techniques of academic writing which would be necessary for their future written communication within international programmes of studies and onwards. The course also aims to help students improve their public speaking and presentation skills which will enable them to present their research to the scientific community effectively.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - understanding of the significance of writing as a way of developing and sharing knowledge in an academic environment - knowledge of the characteristic features of academic writing style - ability to use vocabulary and structures appropriate to academic language
  • - knowledge of the paragraph and essay structure - ability to use linking words appropriately - ability to produce a logical and coherent paragraph/essay
  • - ability to identify and formulate aims and objectives of a research paper - knowledge of and ability to follow the structure of the Introduction to a research paper - ability to use appropriate language
  • - knowledge of the principles of writing the literature review section - knowledge of and ability to use different techniques to avoid plagiarism - ability to paraphrase and summarise material - ability to refer to sources and introduce quotations correctly
  • - knowledge of the essay structure - ability to use linking words appropriately - ability to produce a logical and coherent essay
  • - knowledge of the goals and structure of the Methods/Results section - ability to produce a logical and coherent Methods/Results section - ability to use appropriate language
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1. Features of academic writing.
    What is academic writing? Types of academic texts. Formal vs. informal texts Text structure. Features of academic language (formality, complexity, precision, objectivity, caution, accuracy, explicitness, responsibility). Hedging.
  • Topic 2. Writing a paragraph
    Paragraph structure. Transition signals.
  • Topic 3. Describing a research paper
    Identifying aims and objectives of a research paper. Describing professional significance of a research paper. Defining the scope of research. Organising your writing. Useful language.
  • Topic 4. Using sources in a research paper
    The role of sources in a research paper. Principles of writing the literature review section. Factors to consider when choosing a source. Plagiarism. Paraphrasing techniques. Summarising. Combining sources. Direct quotations. Useful language.
  • Topic 5. Writing an essay.
    Types of essay. Essay structure. Linking words.
  • Topic 6. Writing the Methods section of a research paper and reporting research findings
    Goals. Outline. Reporting vs. interpreting research findings. Dealing with expected/surprising/conflicting etc. findings. Referring to figures. Typical mistakes in the interpretation of the data. Useful language.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Test
  • non-blocking Paragraph
  • non-blocking Paraphrase/Summary
  • non-blocking Literature review
  • non-blocking Presentation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.2 * Literature review + 0.2 * Paragraph + 0.1 * Paraphrase/Summary + 0.3 * Presentation + 0.2 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • 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

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Wallwork, A. (2016). English for Presentations at International Conferences (Vol. Second edition). Cham: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1175382