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STUDY PLANS
2021/2022

Academic Writing

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
B3B04PSA KZ 2 2C Czech
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Jitka Pinková, Dana Saláková (guarantor), Petra Jirásková
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

Practically focused course in which students learn how or improve their ability to correctly and effectively formulate common written documents such as their own notes, research, reports, protocols, articles, etc. Students will be acquainted with the main principles of writing professional texts.

Requirements:

Students will be expected to:

Write a professional text.

Actively participation in classes.

Miss no more than 2 sessions.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Course introduction, work on the moodle platform, structure of a professional text, practical training

2. Visit to the CTU library - excursion

3. Principles of research writing, Introduction to the article, practical training

4. Database

5. Citation

6. Citation - preparatory exercises, practical training: self-correction exercises

7. Search according to the assignment

8. Professional style, practical training: stylistics + language accuracy

9. Evaluation of the first output (research and its evaluation), report on an experiment (its description and evaluation result), preparatory exercises

10. Report on experiment according to the assignment

11. Mutual evaluation of experiment reports, discussion, conclusion, practical training

12. Article

13. Abstract, qualification work - pitfalls, tips, concrete examples, practical training

14. Final evaluation of results, credits, self-correction exercises

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Course introduction, work on the moodle platform, structure of a professional text, practical training

2. Visit to the CTU library - excursion

3. Principles of research writing, Introduction to the article, practical training

4. Database

5. Citation

6. Citation - preparatory exercises, practical training: self-correction exercises

7. Search according to the assignment

8. Professional style, practical training: stylistics + language accuracy

9. Evaluation of the first output (research and its evaluation), report on an experiment (its description and evaluation result), preparatory exercises

10. Report on experiment according to the assignment

11. Mutual evaluation of experiment reports, discussion, conclusion, practical training

12. Article

13. Abstract, qualification work - pitfalls, tips, concrete examples, practical training

14. Final evaluation of results, credits, self-correction exercises

Study Objective:

The aim of the course is to develop the skills of structured thinking and logical formulation and argumentation, as well as to learn the ability to express your opinions and conclusions concisely and clearly. Students will acquire basic competencies that can be used later in writing a bachelor's thesis.

Study materials:

Recommended study materials:

JULÁKOVÁ, Eva. Jak prezentovat odborné výsledky: průvodce pro autory, lektory, studenty i začínající redaktory technické literatury. Praha: Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7080-935-8.

ALBERT, Tim. Winning the publications game: the smart way to write your paper and get it published. Fourth edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2016]. ISBN 9781785230110.

ČMEJRKOVÁ, Světla, Jindra SVĚTLÁ a František DANEŠ. Jak napsat odborný text. Praha: Leda, 1999. ISBN 80-85927-69-1.

ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Praha: Academia, 2000. ISBN 80-200-0755-5.

GERŠLOVÁ, Jana. Vádemékum vědecké a odborné práce. Praha: Professional Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7431-002-7.

ZBÍRAL, Robert. Příručka psaní seminárních a jiných vysokoškolských odborných prací. Praha: Linde, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7201-779-9.

Note:
Further information:
https://moodle.fel.cvut.cz/courses/B3B04PSA
Time-table for winter semester 2021/2022:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
roomT2:A4-203a
Pinková J.
09:15–10:45
(parallel nr.101)
Dejvice
Učebna
Thu
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2021/2022:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
roomT2:C3-52
Pinková J.
09:15–10:45
(parallel nr.102)
Dejvice
T2:C3-52
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2022-08-12
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet4721806.html