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General information:
Name:
Writing Academic English_I
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0242-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
Responsible teacher:
mgr Krukiewicz Anna (kruk@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
Moduł multidyscyplinarny
Module summary

The aim of the course is to prepare students to write academic texts .The students will study and practice various aspects of academic writing. They will learn the key strategies necessary to express themselves in a confident and reader-friendly manner.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Skills: he can
M_U001 The student is aware of genres in academic writing and can recognise them in scientific publications . SDA3A_U05 Activity during classes,
Test,
Participation in a discussion,
Execution of exercises
M_U002 The student can formulate sentences and paragraphs in a confident, logical and reader-friendly manner following the conventions of academic writing. SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U03 Test,
Execution of exercises,
Essay,
Activity during classes
M_U003 The student can choose their writing style depending on the journal they wish to publish in. SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U03 Execution of exercises,
Essay
M_U004 The student can proofread and edit a text. SDA3A_U05 Test,
Essay,
Activity during classes
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
30 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Skills
M_U001 The student is aware of genres in academic writing and can recognise them in scientific publications . - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U002 The student can formulate sentences and paragraphs in a confident, logical and reader-friendly manner following the conventions of academic writing. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U003 The student can choose their writing style depending on the journal they wish to publish in. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U004 The student can proofread and edit a text. - - - - - + - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 70 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 30 h
Preparation for classes 20 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Module content
Seminar classes (30h):
Writing Academic English

Classes within the framework of the module are conducted in the form of a foreign
language course. The course covers the following issues:

  • style and register
  • structuring a sentence
  • coherence and cohesion
  • avoiding ambiguity
  • higlighting your findings
  • hedging
  • an optional issue chosen by the students

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Seminar classes: Eclectic approach focusing on 2 skills: writing and reading with the use of various techniques based on the following types of interaction: teacher-student, student-teacher, studentstudent, as well as working in groups and student’s individual work.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

The student needs to be active in class and have the materials required for the group and level, complete home assignments and pass the final test. The lack of required materials (e.g. handouts, home assignments) results in recording thestudent as “unprepared”. The teacher has the right to give a student a fail mark for the semester if the student has been unprepared for more than 50% of classes, also in the case when the student has submitted the written assignment and passed the test. The student can receive additional marks for optional homework, and other activity offered and done for the benefit of the language group.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Participation rules in classes: Students who come to a language class need to be prepared as advised and instructed by the teacher.
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is calculated as a weighted average of partial grades on the basis of preparation and
active participation in classes (30%), the written assignment (30%) and the final test (40%).

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

The student should attend all classes of their language group. In case a student is absent from (a)
class(es) due to an illness, the student should present a doctor’s note not later than 14 days after the
absence caused by illness. In case of an unexcused absence, the student should approach the teacher,
who will inform each student individually about the way of making up for the absence. The absence has
to be made up for within 14 days counted from the day of the absence. Unexcused absence in one
class does not need to be made up for. If the number of unexcused absences in class exceeds 5, the
teacher should not give the student a pass mark for the course, even if some of the absences have
been made up for before.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The minimum language requirement is level B-2 in accordance with the Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

McCarthy, M., O’Dell, F., Academic Vocabulary in Use, CUP
Swales, J.M., Freak, C,B., Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills, University of Michigan Press
Dąbrowska, I., Academic Writing Practice for Engineers AGH UST Press
Hewings, M. Advanced Grammar in Use, Cambridge
Swenson, R. Advanced Grammar for Academic Writing, Academic English Publications

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None