ELIT201 Academic Writing

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ELIT201 Academic Writing 1 2 6 Tue 11:00-13:00 Thu 10:00-11:00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Ervin Kovacevic Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail ekovacevic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives 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.
Textbook 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.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Read an academic paper on a particular topic, analyze it with respect to context, authorship, and intended audience.
  2. Recognize the format and thesis of an academic paper, and be able to locate such a paper in an appropriate database or library.
  3. Formulate a research topic and thesis statement and write a research paper on that given subject.
  4. Create an academic bibliography, or list of Works Cited, bases on the standards set by the APA style.
Teaching Methods 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
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction: What is academic writing? The syllabus; S2: Ch. 1
Week 2 Basics of writing; Choosing a topic S1: Ch.1.1; S2: Ch. 2
Week 3 Reading: developing critical approaches S1: Ch. 1.3
Week 4 Finding information: library skills; Combining sources S1: Ch. 1.2, 1.9; S2: Ch. 3 & 4
Week 5 Doing the research; Avoiding plagiarism - part 1 S1: Ch. 1.4; S2: Ch. 5
Week 6 The thesis statement and paper outline S2: Ch. 6; S3
Week 7 Midterm exam: paper outline submission
Week 8 Transforming the notes into a rough draft; Revising your draft S2: Ch. 7 & 8; S3
Week 9 Avoiding plagiarism - part 2; APA S2: Ch. 10; S3
Week 10 Summarising and paraphrasing; References and Quotations S1: 1.7, 1.8; S3
Week 11 Organizing paragraphs; Introductions and conclusions S1: 1.10, 1.11; S3
Week 12 Body paragraphs; Summarizing the findings of your paper S3
Week 13 Rewriting and proofreading S1: 1.12
Week 14 Vocabulary for writing; Language issues S1: Parts 3 & 4
Week 15 Review and final remarks S1, S2, S3
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1, 2, 3, 4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term exam - Draft submission 1 25 1, 2, 3
Assignments 5 25 1, 2, 3, 4
Presentation 1 10 1, 2, 3
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture hours 3 15 45 Assignments 2 11 22
Home study/Revision 1 11 11 Studying for the midterm exam 11 2 22
Presentation 5 2 10 Studying for the final exam 8 5 40
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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