Course: Academic Writing

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Course title Academic Writing
Course code KAJ/4171
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
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.
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
  • Brandon Mark, Dr. phil.
Course content
The course aims to improve student´s ability to express their opinions in English texts.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to improve student´s skills in writing and formulating their opinions in an argument.
The student will be able to create a text with formulating their own ideas, express their counterpoints and their skills prove a deeper understanding of English academic writing.
The student knows basic stylistic principles of writing in English.

Assessment methods and criteria
The student now can write in stylistically decorative way and proves they have gained skills within the course.
Recommended literature
  • Brink-Budgen, R.van den. Critical thinking for students. Oxford: How to books, 2000.
  • Colombo, G., Cullen, R., Lisle, B. Rereading America. Cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin´s, 2001.
  • Jordan, R.R. Academic writing course. Essex: Longman, 1999.
  • Leki, I. Academic writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
  • McCarthy & O´Dell, Felicity. Academic vocabulary in use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Muller, G. H., & Mounsey, Ch. Essays and dissertations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Swales, J. Genre analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • 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 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter