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Academic Philosophical Writing

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Course ID: 3501-WISIP-APH Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 / (0223) Philosophy and ethics
Course title: Academic Philosophical Writing Name in Polish: Academic Philosophical Writing
Department: Institute of Philosophy
Course groups: (in Polish) Przedmioty obowiązkowe, studia dzienne WISIP
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 3.00
Language: English
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Mode:

(in Polish) w sali

Short description:

This course is meant to give students the tools they need to embark on the journey of writing and publishing an academic paper in the field of philosophy. Essentials like writing preparation, reference formats, and punctuation will be discussed, along with argumentative and writing best practices unique to academic writing. Students will also be presented with the process of publication, including reviews, publication types, and the like.

Full description:

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Bibliography:

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Learning outcomes:

The learning outcomes:

- a student is familiar with the basic punctuation rules in English

- a student knows how to write concisely, with clarity, and conforming to formal standards of academic writing

- a student knows how to compose a well-rounded, coherent paragraph and how to connect paragraphs with one another in order to achieve coherence on the level of the whole essay

- a student is able to find good sources for his paper and use them as textual support for the claims he is making

- a student is conscious of the importance of giving credit to others and knows how to do it proportionally to the kind of input others have in the student’s work

- a student can construct a philosophical argument and unfold it in writing

- a student knows how to structure an academic paper

- a student has the ability to start working towards publishing his own papers and construct abstracts that accompany academic papers

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

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Classes in period "Summer semester 2019/20" (past)

Time span: 2020-02-17 - 2020-08-02
Choosen plan division:


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Type of class: Proseminar, 30 hours, 30 places more information
Coordinators: Adrian Kuźniar
Group instructors: Kamil Lemanek
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Course - Grading
Proseminar - Grading
Full description:

The course will cover a wide range of topics which can be roughly divided into two groups: the particulars of formal correctness in writing and the general picture of writing and publishing a paper.

Formal correctness:

Writing preparation – conducting research, preparing an outline, and the drafting process.

Core punctuation – rules and syntactic criteria behind fundamental punctuation that is shared between different style manuals and dialects.

Style manuals – the importance of style manuals (consistency). A number of style manuals will be introduced, starting with the basic forms of citations and references they mandate. The specifics of APA and CMoS will be covered in detail. Punctuation will be re-examined in the context of manuals, indicating broad differences between manuals as well as between dialects in general.

Writing and publishing:

Composition – how to put together a compelling piece of writing. That includes going over the basic guidelines for the tone of the paper, its precision, clarity, and coherence. Emphasis is also given to understanding the place of sections, paragraphs, and other forms of structural pacing.

Philosophical argumentation – different forms of argumentation and how they are situated in texts. In other words, how to convey a particular type of argument, and how to render it an argument to begin with.

Publishing – the ins and outs of the publication process. How to write an abstract, what to expect when submitting papers, and how to address reviews. Some details concerning rights will also be covered.

Coursework will include analyzing high quality examples from papers that have actually been published, written practice, and discussions.

Bibliography:

A.P. Martinich. Philosophical Writing: An Introduction, 3rd edition. Padstow: Blackwell Publishing. 2005.

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Chicago: Chicago University Press. 2017.

E. Van Geyte. Writing: Learn to Write Better Academic Essays. London: Collins. 2013.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Washington: American Psychological Association. 2012.

Notes:

Grading criteria:

Attendance (mandatory)

- No consequence up to 2 unexcused absences

- Half-grade penalty for every additional absence

Quizzes (50%)

- Short and relatively simple quizzes

- Up to two quizzes can be missed or failed without any penalty

- Quizzes can be retaken/made up

Writing assignments (50%)

- Short writing assignments (1 page each)

- Graded on the basis of previous material covered (grammar, punctuation, composition, etc.)

Classes in period "Summer semester 2020/21" (future)

Time span: 2021-02-22 - 2021-06-13
Choosen plan division:


magnify
see course schedule
Type of class: Proseminar, 30 hours, 30 places more information
Coordinators: Kamil Lemanek
Group instructors: Kamil Lemanek
Students list: (inaccessible to you)
Examination: Course - Grading
Proseminar - Grading
Full description:

The course will cover a wide range of topics which can be roughly divided into two groups: the particulars of formal correctness in writing and the general picture of writing and publishing a paper.

Formal correctness:

Writing preparation – conducting research, preparing an outline, and the drafting process.

Core punctuation – rules and syntactic criteria behind fundamental punctuation that is shared between different style manuals and dialects.

Style manuals – the importance of style manuals (consistency). A number of style manuals will be introduced, starting with the basic forms of citations and references they mandate. The specifics of APA and CMoS will be covered in detail. Punctuation will be re-examined in the context of manuals, indicating broad differences between manuals as well as between dialects in general.

Writing and publishing:

Composition – how to put together a compelling piece of writing. That includes going over the basic guidelines for the tone of the paper, its precision, clarity, and coherence. Emphasis is also given to understanding the place of sections, paragraphs, and other forms of structural pacing.

Philosophical argumentation – different forms of argumentation and how they are situated in texts. In other words, how to convey a particular type of argument, and how to render it an argument to begin with.

Publishing – the ins and outs of the publication process. How to write an abstract, what to expect when submitting papers, and how to address reviews. Some details concerning rights will also be covered.

Coursework will include analyzing high quality examples from papers that have actually been published, written practice, and discussions.

Bibliography:

A.P. Martinich. Philosophical Writing: An Introduction, 3rd edition. Padstow: Blackwell Publishing. 2005.

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. Chicago: Chicago University Press. 2017.

E. Van Geyte. Writing: Learn to Write Better Academic Essays. London: Collins. 2013.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Washington: American Psychological Association. 2012.

Notes:

Grading criteria:

Attendance (mandatory)

- No consequence up to 2 unexcused absences

- 5% penalty from final grade for every additional absence

Quizzes (50%)

- Short and relatively simple weekly quizzes about covered material

- Quizzes can be retaken/made up once

Writing assignments (50%)

- Short writing assignments (1 page each) at the end of each of three modules

- Graded on the basis of previous material covered (grammar, punctuation, composition, etc.)

Number of absences: 2

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