Subject description - BE9M04AKP

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BE9M04AKP Academic Writing Extent of teaching:2C
Guarantors:Saláková D. Roles:PO,P,V Language of
teaching:
EN
Teachers:  Completion:KZ
Responsible Department:13104 Credits:2 Semester:L

Anotation:

ACADEMIC WRITING COURSE (BE9M04AKP) Objective(s): The overall aim of this course is not to increase the student's level of English, but to improve the student's skills and abilities of writing academically (in English). This course is not simply an opportunity for students who have registered to have someone (the instructor) simply proofread and correct their texts - the ultimate goal of the course will be that the student is able to write (better) in English at an academic level. If a student's level of English is not up to the expected level of this course (B2 Upper-Intermediate), it is the student's responsibility to take action to improve it (outside of this course). It is hoped that by working and writing in English on a regular basis throughout this course that participants will, naturally, improve their level of English in one way or another.

Study targets:

to improve the student's skills and abilities of writing academically (in English).

Content:

ACADEMIC WRITING COURSE (BE9M04AKP) Objective(s): The overall aim of this course is not to increase the student's level of English, but to improve the student's skills and abilities of writing academically (in English). This course is not simply an opportunity for students who have registered to have someone (the instructor) simply proofread and correct their texts - the ultimate goal of the course will be that the student is able to write (better) in English at an academic level. If a student's level of English is not up to the expected level of this course (B2 Upper-Intermediate), it is the student's responsibility to take action to improve it (outside of this course). It is hoped that by working and writing in English on a regular basis throughout this course that participants will, naturally, improve their level of English in one way or another.

Course outlines:

Week 1: Course Introduction, Credit Requirements UNIT ONE: ACADEMIC WRITING Week 2: UNIT TWO: THE PROCESS OF ACADEMIC WRITING (Pre-writing & Planning) Choosing and Narrowing a Topic / Brainstorming Week 3: UNIT THREE: THE INTRODUCTION Writing an Introductory Paragraph Writing a Conclusion Week 4: UNIT FOUR: PARAGRAPHS Part One Paragraph Structure Week 5: UNIT FIVE: PARAGRAPHS Part Two Topic Sentences / Supporting Sentences & Details Week 6: UNIT SIX: PARAGRAPHS Part Three Unity & Coherence Week 7: UNIT SEVEN: CONCRETE SUPPORT Part One Facts versus Opinions Week 8: UNIT EIGHT: CONCRETE SUPPORT Part Two Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries Week 9: UNIT NINE: TRANSITION SIGNALS Week 10: UNIT TEN: COMPARISON & CONTRAST Week 11: UNIT ELEVEN: CAUSE and EFFECT Week 12: UNIT TWELVE: PUNCTUATION The Comma / The Semicolon / The Colon Abbreviations & Numbers / American vs British English Week 13: UNIT THIRTEEN: FORMAL LETTER WRITING Letters of Application & Complaint Week 14: Spare Week, Credits

Exercises outline:

Week 1: Course Introduction, Credit Requirements UNIT ONE: ACADEMIC WRITING Week 2: UNIT TWO: THE PROCESS OF ACADEMIC WRITING (Pre-writing & Planning) Choosing and Narrowing a Topic / Brainstorming Week 3: UNIT THREE: THE INTRODUCTION Writing an Introductory Paragraph Writing a Conclusion Week 4: UNIT FOUR: PARAGRAPHS Part One Paragraph Structure Week 5: UNIT FIVE: PARAGRAPHS Part Two Topic Sentences / Supporting Sentences & Details Week 6: UNIT SIX: PARAGRAPHS Part Three Unity & Coherence Week 7: UNIT SEVEN: CONCRETE SUPPORT Part One Facts versus Opinions Week 8: UNIT EIGHT: CONCRETE SUPPORT Part Two Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries Week 9: UNIT NINE: TRANSITION SIGNALS Week 10: UNIT TEN: COMPARISON & CONTRAST Week 11: UNIT ELEVEN: CAUSE and EFFECT Week 12: UNIT TWELVE: PUNCTUATION The Comma / The Semicolon / The Colon Abbreviations & Numbers / American vs British English Week 13: UNIT THIRTEEN: FORMAL LETTER WRITING Letters of Application & Complaint Week 14: Spare Week, Credits

Literature:

Materials can be found on the department's website: http://feld.jazyky.cvut.cz Recommended Reading: McCarthy, M. & O'Dell, F. (2008). Cambridge University Press. Academic Vocabulary in Use.

Requirements:

Students are expected to be at upper-intermediate level of English at least.

Webpage:

https://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/vyuka/A/BE9M04AKP/

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MELAK_2016 Avionics P 2
MPLAK_2016 Avionics PO 2
BPOES Common courses V


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