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Academic Writing I

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Course ID: 4219-ZP001 Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.9 / (0229) Humanities (except languages), not elsewhere classified
Course title: Academic Writing I Name in Polish: Academic Writing I (Pisanie tekstów akademickich I)
Department: American Studies Center
Course groups: all classes - weekday programme - 1st cycle
all classes - weekday programme - 1st cycle - 1st year
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 5.00
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Language: English
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Short description:

Academic Writing I introduces students to the fundamentals of university-level writing. The course teaches the basics of the essay form, including approaches to critical reading, essay structure, drafting, revision, editing and aspects of advanced grammar and style. The core focus will be the students’ development of a short, polished essay with a clear topic and thesis.

Full description:

Academic Writing I introduces students to the fundamentals of university-level writing. The course teaches the basics of the essay form, including approaches to critical reading, essay structure, drafting, revision, editing and aspects of advanced grammar and style. The core focus will be the students’ development of a short, polished essay with a clear topic and thesis.

Course topics

1. What the Text Says

2. Critical Reading

3. Responding Meaningfully and with Objections

4. Thesis Statements and Essay Structure

5. Drafting and Revising

6. Editing and Proofreading

7. Voice and Tone

8. Revision in Action

Bibliography:

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Kirszner, Laurie G. and Stephen R. Mandell. Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Bailey, Stephen. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students

Booth, Wayne C. et al. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student has the following:

KNOWLEDGE

1. understands how to approach texts and writing critically

2. understands terminology and processes related to essay writing

SKILLS

1. knows how to structure a basic academic essay

2. is able to formulate a topic and thesis statement

3. can draft and revise critical writing on a focused topic

COMPETENCES

1. has learned the fundamentals of academic discourse

2. knows essentials of academic writing

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

40% Portfolio (final submission of edited work)

30% Homework

30% Classwork

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

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
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Type of class: Class 2 - academic level writing, 30 hours, 210 places more information
Coordinators: Matthew Chambers
Group instructors: Filip Boratyn, Matthew Chambers, Blanka Kotlińska, Joanna Mąkowska, Emma Oki, Alicja Relidzyńska, Marta Werbanowska
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Examination: Course - Grading
Class 2 - academic level writing - Grading
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