Academic English Writing
Academic Writing (in English)
The aim of the course is to teach academic writing and presentation skills. The course includes essentials of critical reading of academic literature and composing an annotated bibliography; academic vocabulary and academic style conventions; essentials of the APA formatting style; structure and language of an academic presentation. The final output is creating a research proposal for the bachelor thesis.
Instructors: T.P. Popova, J.N. Karpova, A.V. Sosnin
Academic hours: total – 72 (54 – classroom training)
Academic orientation. Choices and implications
Risks and hazards
Language and communication
Difference and diversity
The world we live in (plagiarism)
Behaving the way we do (essay organization)
Bringing about change (Reading critically)
Work and equality (Significance of references)
Controversies (Main ideas and supporting info)
Writing an academic text
The main body: literature review
Introductions and conclusions
Debates and oral presentations
Terminology and key concepts
Stages of an oral presentation
§ Hewing, M. Cambridge Academic English An integrated skills course for EAP. Student’s book, Upper intermediate. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
§ Lebauer, R.S. Learn to Listen. Listen to Learn. Academic Listening and Note-Taking. Part 1. Third Edition. Pearson-Longman, 2010.
§ McCarty, M. Academic Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
§ Padant, A.English for Academic Study: Writing. Course Book. Garnet Education, 2012.
§ Кузьменкова Ю.Б Academic project presentations: Презентация научных проектов на английском языке. Москва: МАКСПресс, 2011.
To qualify for the course, students are to have passed the IELTS exam in their 2nd year and to have completed the ESP course (legal English) in their 3rd year. The required level of communicative competency is B2-C1
T.A. Nenasheva, T.P. Popova, E.N. Merkulova
5. Exam Type
§ Written part: submission of the Project Proposal (5-8 pages, APA format)
§ Oral part: presentation of the Project Proposal results with visual aids (Power-Point presentation)