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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Академическое письмо на английском языке

Язык: английский
Кредиты: 2

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is designed to introduce students to academic writing, its genres, features and conventions. Starting from general culture specific and stylistic features of academic writing in English, students work their way through the writing process towards larger academic projects. The course introduces students to strategies of dealing with timed written exams as well as writing literature reviews for research projects, upgrades academic vocabulary and grammar skills and improves the style of their writings. Moreover, students become familiarized with the logic of structuring academic texts and develop basic research skills. The course utilizes authentic, culturally enhancing and thought-provoking materials related to Business and Digital Innovation. The course implements interactive teaching and learning practices that facilitate the progress in overall communicative competence in the academic environment, critical thinking skills and specific skills for successful academic writing.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course aims to make students confident academic writers, who can produce written texts that meet the requirements of the academic style and its conventions.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To know: the different uses of language in speaking and writing (the method of delivery and level of formality), the key characteristics of academic writing, the basic academic genres To be able to: transform spoken into written texts focusing on key characteristics of academic writing, substitute informal or general use words with formal academic words, use formal grammar structures in writing
  • To know: the basics of academic ethics, strategies of paraphrasing, common reference systems, specific referencing conventions for quotations, paraphrases and summaries, hedging strategies To be able to: use hedging strategies in writing, paraphrase and summarize texts, use the Harvard Referencing Style for in-text citations and making references, work with online reference services (www.citeulike.com)
  • To know: key principles of organization in English, the structure of a paragraph, linking devices To be able to: to write clear and meaningful paragraphs using linking devices
  • To know: the procedures of written examinations, how written answers and texts are assessed To be able to: analyse the rubric to enhance task achievement; use academic skills (defining, categorizing, comparing/contrasting, cause and effect identifying) for written exams; use English-English dictionaries, thesauruses, BAWC, online writing assistant (Grammarly.com) for writing academic texts
  • To know: the structure of a research project, how to write an introduction, how to formulate research questions and a research design, how to choose the conceptual framework, how to collect data, how to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis, how to write a conclusion To be able to: plan and organize a research project, use English-English dictionaries, thesauruses, BAWC, online writing assistant (Grammarly.com) for writing academic texts
  • To know: the two aims of writing a literature review, how to search the literature, types of the literature, organization of a literature review, how literature review is assessed, how not to plagiarise To be able to: to search a database (or library) and find relevant literature, recognize legitimate academic sources, avoid unintended plagiarism
  • To know: the key characteristics of a typical academic presentation, how to format and structure the presentation, the university’s brand book To be able to: use a template for making an academic presentation
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Academic discourse: features, genres
    Difference between: Academic and General English, academic written and spoken discourse Features of academic written discourse Types of academic texts
  • Academic conventions and culture
    Academic ethics, plagiarism, types of borrowing ideas and texts of other others, Harvard Referencing Style
  • Structure of an academic text
    Coherence and cohesion, writing a paragraph, linking devices
  • Academic genres (1): written exams
    Written exams: policies and procedures, how to read a rubric, criteria of assessment, key academic writing skills
  • Academic genres (2): Research Project
    Research Project: types, structure, assessment
  • Academic genres (3): Literature Review
    Literature Review: aims, content, organization; key academic writing skills
  • Academic presentation: making slides
    Difference between Academic and Business presentations, Academic Presentation: format, style, University’s brand book
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Self study
    Self study materials aim to check writing skills development and progress in the academic English use; tasks: gap filling, matching, answering questions; time: individual; the number of assignments: 3 assignments per self-study pack; period: 1-4 modules, submission - one week before the last class
  • non-blocking End-of-module tests
    Tests aim to check overall understanding of the content + writing skills development; tasks: gap filling, matching, cloze-texts, answering questions; time: 1 h 20 min.; the number of assignments: 5-10; period: the end of each module (the total number of tests - 4)
  • non-blocking In-class activities
    In-class activities aim to check understanding of the content; tasks: dictation, matching, gap-filling, doing crosswords, cloze-texts, etc.; time: 2- 10 min.; the number of assignments: 3-8 per module; period: 1-4 modules
  • non-blocking Annotated bibliography
    Writing an annotated bibliography aims to test writing skills and the use of academic style; tasks: write 2 annotated bibliographies for 2 articles; time: 1 h 20 min.; the number of assignments: 2
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    (in-class activities) x 0,25 + (self study) x 0,25 + (end-of-module tests) x 0,2 + (annotated bibliography) x 0,3
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Contemporary academic writing. A comprehensive course for students in higher education : Course book, Sowton, C., 2016

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Academic writing : a handbook for international students, Bailey, S., 2008