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Academic Writing and Speaking

General data

Course ID: 3501-KOG-AWS2 Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 / (0223) Philosophy and ethics
Course title: Academic Writing and Speaking Name in Polish: Academic Writing + prezentacja danych
Department: Institute of Philosophy
Course groups: Obligatory courses, cognitive science, first cycle
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 3.00
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Language: English
Type of course:

obligatory courses


(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

The aim of the course is to prepare students for giving academic presentations and writing academic texts (abstracts, research reports, posters and reviews).

Full description:

The courses comprises two complementary parts. The first part is devoted to developing students' skills in using academic language. It involves expanding their technical vocabulary as well as helping them to master some more sophisticated grammar structures used in formal contexts. The second part focuses on developing basic writing skills, helpful at the beginning of the academic career, e.g. abstracts, research reports and reviews. A separate class deals with the problem of how to prepare posters and give presentations.

An estimated number of hours needed to achieve the learning outcomes: 30 hours (tutorials) + 45 hours (self-study)


FROM 2020/2021

Stephen Bailey, “Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students”

Joseph M. Williams, “Style: Toward Clarity and Grace”

Charles Lipson, “How to Write a B.A. Thesis: A practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper”

Virginia Evans, "Successful Writing: Proficiency”

Michael McCarthy, Felicity O’Dell, “Academic English in Use”

TO 2019/2020

Joseph M. Williams, Style: Toward Clarity and Grace

Charles Lipson, How to Write a B.A. Thesis: A practical guide from your first ideas to your finished paper

Evans V. "Successful Writing: Proficiency”, Express Publishing

Langan J. "English Skills", McGraw-Hill Humanities

Learning outcomes:

Acquired knowledge

- knows how to correctly cite sources and use paraphrasing in order to avoid plagiarism [K_W19]

- is aware of the difference between texts written in different styles and registers (academic and non-academic) [K_W10]

Acquired skills

- is able to prepare clear and concise presentations [K_U19, K_U20, K_U21, K_U22, K_U23]

- can effectively paraphrase and summarise in the English language [K_U11, K_U21, K_U22, K_U23]

- can develop an argument in the English language [K_U05, K_U06, K_U23]

- is able to present research results in the English language [K_U20, K_U23]

Acquired social skills

- is able to participate in a discussion led in the English language [K_K10, K_K11]

- is able to function effectively in the situation of social exposure [K_K09]

- can clearly and convincingly formulate thoughts in the English language [K_K02, K_K07]

- can work in a team using the English language [K_K03, K_K04, K_K08]

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

FROM 2020/2021

The final grade is based on vocabulary quizzes, writing assignments and a presentation

Permissible number of absences: 2

TO 2019/2020

The final grade is based on writing assignments and a presentation/poster

Classes in period "Winter semester 2020/21" (in progress)

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
Choosen plan division:

see course schedule
Type of class: Seminar, 30 hours, 45 places more information
Coordinators: Paweł Wolak
Group instructors: Paweł Wolak
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