Academic Writing in English
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Course code
HIK8002.HT
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Course title in Estonian
Akadeemiline kirjutamine inglise keeles
Course title in English
Academic Writing in English
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
Development of research discourse skills in English; preparation for work in the academic environment.
Brief description of the course
The course advances the academic writing skills which have already been acquired and used at Master’s level towards the preparation of a comprehensive thesis. The aim of the seminar is to experience what it means to write for the academic community. Collectively we will ask: Who is/are the addressee/s? What should be considered in developing an argument and articulating a position? How to follow conventional academic style and how to keep up with its developments. Attention is paid to creating a framework for a study based on critical analysis of source material and to appropriate citational practice and linguistic expression. We will scrutinise the main text-types of academic writing (position paper, thesis chapters, article, abstract) in order to understand the diversity, complexity and connectedness of writing for – and making a contribution to – the academic community.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to identify the stylistic, rhetorical and structural features and discourse patterns of academic texts in English;
- is able to analyse, edit and evaluate academic texts in English;
- is able to articulate own position, objectives and findings in appropriate academic style.
Teacher
Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov
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