Academic Writing (Foreign Language)
- to familiarize students with the main linguistic features of the different modes of discourse and different styles in English;
- to help students obtain the skills of generating written English-language texts based on their communicative purposes, structure, stylistic features and genre differences;
- to help students master the main principles, conventions and linguistic features of academic communication;
- differentiates between the communicative purpose and stylistic conventions of different types of discourse, differentiates between the syntactic and lexical peculiarities of academic and informal style;
- applies the knowledge of the stylistic, lexical and structural peculiarities of academic discourse to the creation of academic texts
- applies the knowledge of the stylistic, lexical and structural peculiarities of academic discourse to the creation of academic texts;
- The notion of discourse. Features of academic discourse.Main modes of discourse: exposition, description, narration, argumentation. Features of academic discourse: style and genres of academic texts. Academic style: things to avoid in academic writing. Syntactic and lexical peculiarities of academic style. Writing conversationally: how to engage the audience, how to structure your writing
- The genres of English-language academic writing (1): writing an abstract (summary)Summarizing and paraphrasing. Writing an abstract (summary of research): communicative purpose and structure. IMRaD pattern. Typical grammar and vocabulary for writing an introduction, the methods sections, results and discussion.
- The genres of English-language academic writing (2): writing a critique.Writing a critique: communicative purpose, structure and layout, typical grammatical structures and vocabulary. Using HSE library databases to search for relevant sources. Referencing conventions. Avoiding plagiarism. Argumentation: supporting claims with evidence, avoiding assumptions.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.15 * Attendance and participation + 0.25 * Blog (web forum entry) + 0.35 * Critique + 0.25 * Film review
- Complete Advanced, Student's Book with answers : for revised exam from 2015, 2nd ed., 9th printing, 253 p., Brook-Hart, G., Haines, S., 2015
- Complete Advanced, Student's Book with answers, 2nd ed., 256 p., Brook-Hart, G., Haines, S., 2014
- Dudley-Evans, T., & Hewings, M. (2001). Academic Writing in Context : Implications and Applications. Birmingham: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=226902
- Grammar for CAE and Proficiency with answers, self-stady grammar reference and practice, 296 p., Hewings, M., 2009