||Weekly Class Schedule
||Tue 11:00-13:00 Thu 10:00-11:00
||It is a prerequisite to
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||This course aims to teach students the skills and techniques necessary for writing academic papers. Students will learn how to conduct academic research, combine their own ideas and arguments with sources, and how to quote, paraphrase and summarize information from other works. Special attention will be paid to proper referencing of sources and avoiding plagiarism. All these skills will initially be introduced to students theoretically, whereupon they will apply them in a number of in-class exercises and assignments. By the end of the semester, having completed the individual stages of the writing process, students will complete an academic paper.
||1. Bailey, S. (2018). Academic writing: A Handbook for International Students. Routledge
2. Winkler A.,C., & Metherell, J.R. (2012). Writing the Research Paper: A Handbook, Cengage Learning. the United States of America 3. Whitaker, A. (2009).A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Academic Papers, City University of Seattle.
||After successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Read an academic paper on a particular topic, analyze it with respect to context, authorship, and intended audience.
- Recognize the format and thesis of an academic paper, and be able to locate such a paper in an appropriate database or library.
- Formulate a research topic and thesis statement and write a research paper on that given subject.
- Create an academic bibliography, or list of Works Cited, bases on the standards set by the APA style.
||Lecturing (brief presentations and question method); case studies (whole-group analyses and discussions); peer presentation analyses (providing peer feedback); written assignments (providing topics that will require research and synthesis of information collected); presentations
||Introduction: What is academic writing?
||The syllabus; S2: Ch. 1
||Basics of writing; Choosing a topic
||S1: Ch.1.1; S2: Ch. 2
||Reading: developing critical approaches
||S1: Ch. 1.3
||Finding information: library skills; Combining sources
||S1: Ch. 1.2, 1.9; S2: Ch. 3 & 4
||Doing the research; Avoiding plagiarism - part 1
||S1: Ch. 1.4; S2: Ch. 5
||The thesis statement and paper outline
||S2: Ch. 6; S3
||Midterm exam: paper outline submission
||Transforming the notes into a rough draft; Revising your draft
||S2: Ch. 7 & 8; S3
||Avoiding plagiarism - part 2; APA
||S2: Ch. 10; S3
||Summarising and paraphrasing; References and Quotations
||S1: 1.7, 1.8; S3
||Organizing paragraphs; Introductions and conclusions
||S1: 1.10, 1.11; S3
||Body paragraphs; Summarizing the findings of your paper
||Rewriting and proofreading
||Vocabulary for writing; Language issues
||S1: Parts 3 & 4
||Review and final remarks
||S1, S2, S3