Course: English Language - Writing 1

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Course title English Language - Writing 1
Course code KAJ/4123
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Holland Martin, MgA.
Course content
The first part of the course focuses mainly on the description, story, article, and more. Part of this work will be monitoring skills of students using quotes, writing annotations, bibliographies, summaries, etc. Teachers work with a number of other carefully selected themes, themes that can build on a foundation text book being discussed. Their deployment in the discussion will also allow the development of communication skills

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course is taught in two semesters and its goal is to acquire theoretical knowledge of stylistics. The course work with primary and secondary sources for the purpose of gaining practical skills necessary for the application of this knowledge in written form. The course is divided into two parts Writing in English 1 and 2 Students in hours of seminars practicing writing different genres and learn to use phrases from different stylistic layers of language in a variety of word formation processes.
At the end of the first summer semester students gain practical skills in essay writing / composition and can: - grasp correct paragraph structure - organize the structure of complete compositions - formulate thoughts They are prepared: - to engage in argumentation during class discussions and in compositions when writing essays - to present and explain their own opinions - to confront their opinions with the opinions to be found in critical literature - to gradually gain more skills which will be useful later when writing bachelors' theses
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Regular readings, essay and composition writing, and journal keeping.
Recommended literature
  • Barzun, J. Simple & direct. New York: Quill, 2001.
  • Booth, W.C, Colomb, G. G. & Williams, J. M. The craft of research. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
  • Elbow, P. Writing with power: techniques for mastering the writing process. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • Elbow, P. Writing without teachers. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Graff, G. & Birkenstein, C. They say/ I say: the moves that matter in academic writing. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010.
  • Turabian, K. L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer