Academic Writing

Course Description

Purpose and strategy of academic writing. Organization, style, and flow. Discourse-level cohesion; hedging. Text organization patterns: general-specific texts, problem-solution, compare-effect. Argumentative structures and fallacies. Constructing a research paper. Data commentary. Writing summaries. Writing critiques. Writing reviews and review replies. Typesetting tools (LaTeX and BibTeX). Typography guidelines and common mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the purpose and style of academic writing
  2. Differentiate between the types of academic documents (scholarly article, commentary, summary, critique, recenzija)
  3. Design an outline for a thesis or research paper
  4. Apply common text organization patterns
  5. Construct and write the content of a thesis or a research paper
  6. Use the typesetting tools (LaTeX and BibTex)

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures according to the schedule.

Seminars and workshops

Discussing examples and own texts

Independent assignments

Individual academic writing exercises

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Purpose and strategy of academic writing
  2. Organization, style, and flow
  3. Discourse-level cohesion; hedging
  4. Discourse-level cohesion; hedging
  5. Text organization patterns: general-specific texts, problem-solution, compare-contrast, cause-effect
  6. Text organization patterns: general-specific texts, problem-solution, compare-contrast, cause-effect
  7. Argumentative structures and fallacies
  8. Argumentative structures and fallacies
  9. Constructing a research paper. Typesetting tools (LaTeX and BibTeX), Typography guidelines and common mistakes
  10. Constructing a research paper. Typesetting tools (LaTeX and BibTeX), Typography guidelines and common mistakes
  11. Constructing a research paper. Typesetting tools (LaTeX and BibTeX), Typography guidelines and common mistakes
  12. Data commentary
  13. Writing summaries
  14. Writing critiques, Writing reviews and review replies
  15. Final exam

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Literature

Kate L. Turabian (2009.), A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, University of Chicago Press
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak (2004.), Academic Writing for Graduate Students, Essential Tasks and Skills, 3rd Ed., University of Michigan Press/ELT (Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes)
Robert E. Berger (2014.), A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists, John Wiley & Sons

For students

General

ID 222436
  Winter semester
2 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lectures

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