Course: English Academic Writing 1

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Course title English Academic Writing 1
Course code KAL/AW1
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
Course content
In the course of the two semesters, the students will follow the lessons in D. E. Zemach and L. A. Rumisek´s Academic Writing. In the first semester they are supposed to go through the Introductory chapter and Lessons 1-7, learning how to organize their ideas after a brain-storming session and then the materials they have collected in order to define more narrowly the topic they will write about. They will also learn to recognize the structure of paragraphs in given texts, define the functions of sentences in these paragraphs, as well as the English terminology necessary to express comparison and contrasts, enumerations, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 16 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 60 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This two-semester course, meant for students in Humanities, focuses on the process of preparation for writing a piece of academic work and of the writing itself, in the English language. The students signing up for this course must have at least an intermediate level of English.
During this course, the students will acquire the ability to clarify and structure their ideas on a given topic, in order for them to be able to communicate them (first in an oral, then in a written manner). They will also acquire the vocabulary necessary in argumentative, written academic English. The ability to build up an argument and structure their discourse acquired during this course is the very basis of essay, article, as well as of B.A., M.A. or doctoral thesis writing which each student is expected to perform during their university studies.
Prerequisites
At the end of this course, it is expected that the students should be able independently to organize their thoughts and the available materials in order to write a well-structured essay in clear and correct academic English language. The result should be each student´s piece of written work on a topic related to his/her own field of study, prepared towards the exam at the end of the second semester.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analysis of linguistic, Systematic Observation of Student

Attendance is compulsory once the student has signed up for the course. It is an intense course, but working for it brings satisfaction and a lot of credits! The course lasts for two semesters and, after having attended it and successfully passed the exam, each student obtains a total number of 10 (ten) credits. THE STUDENT MUST SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE electronically in STAG: for AW1 at the beginning of the winter term.
Recommended literature
  • Dorothy E. Zemach and Lisa A. Rumisek. (2003). Academic Writing. From Paragraph to Essay . Oxford: Macmillan.


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