Academic Writing

Course information


Academic Writing


Larisa Kocic-Zámbó [Zámbóné Kocic Larisa]

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Course description

Short description

The course aims to instruct students in the development and practice of writing skills necessary for a successful completion of their academic papers and theses. Students will be provided with samples of academic writing following the topics of the course.

The lecture component of each class session will target the various aspects and elements of the writing process as well as the structural organization of various parts of papers. In the discussion component of each class students will analyze and critique each other's work, while in the end of the class all students will report on and summarize the main points of their discussions.

Throughout the term, students will be required to write and rewrite various short texts, with the main assignment of the course being the rewriting of a term paper according to the aspects of writing discussed in the course.

In addition, the course will also introduce students to the use of a reference managing application.







Requirements to get the grade

Completion of written assignments and active participation in their critical discussion.

Reading list

Compulsory readings will be provided on the CooSpace.

Suggested reading list

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. 2014. “They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd edition. New York – London: W. W. Norton.

Wallwork, Adrian. 2013. English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises. New York: Springer.

2016. MLA Handbook. 8th edition. New York: The Modern Language Association.

Green, Stuart and April Lidinsky. 2012. From Inquiry to Academic Writing. A Text and Reader. 2nd edition. Boston – New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

Turabian, Kate L. 2013. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations. Chicago Style for Students & Researchers. 8th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.