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Course "Targeting Your Writing to the Journal Requirements: Preparatory Stage" (online)

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As there is a variety of journals, including predatory, the author should take a responsible approach to the process of choosing a suitable journal. It is important to understand how wide the coverage of an article can be and how a publication can affect your career generally.

An equally important aspect is writing an article in accordance with the requirements of the selected journal. The language corpus compiled on the basis of publications in the relevant disciplinary field can provide significant assistance in writing for publication.

The goal of the program is to help you analyze language features of articles in your disciplinary fields with regards to the requirements of selected journals.

During the course you will: 

1. choose an international journal for publication

2. annotate three articles for further use in your paper

3. and create a language corpus of articles in your own disciplinary field

You will be able to identify and further use language and structural features that are expected in your research field.

Trainer:  Varvara Sosedova is a member of the National Consortium of Writing Centers. She holds a degree in Philology and has authored a number of publications in Linguistics and Cultural Studies. Her areas of expertise are academic writing, writing grant proposals, and database search. She is a co-author of English for Research Publication Purposes course on Coursera.

Dates: September 22 - October 20
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Format: online

English level requirement: B2+

How do I get accepted? You should be a full-time employee from teaching or research staff at the HSE.

The course is offered on a competitive basis. Please fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). Please describe your experience of preparing research articles in English and the difficulties you have faced. Explain how the new skills are relevant to your teaching and / or research.

For more information on how to write a strong motivation letter, please read the AWC blog.

Registration until September 19