Сourse "Language of Research Writing: From Learning to Individual Production" (online)
This course is designed to teach participants the basics of writing for an international publication in line with global conventions. Special emphasis will be placed on the linguistic features of a research article as a distinct genre, with specific activities aimed to address participants’ need for genre-based academic vocabulary building.
The course topics will include:
• requirements for manuscript preparation and publishing
• content, style, and organizational requirements for writing key sections of an article
• logical patterns for introducing and sequencing ideas in the sections
• requirements for language selection and use
• the mechanics of formatting references to cited sources
The course will combine online sessions and autonomous study using an online tutorial on academic writing. Participants are expected to write drafts of their articles; therefore, a prerequisite for participation in the course is a research project in progress.
Trainer: Vera Dugartsyrenova, an Associate Professor at the HSE Department of World Economy and International Affairs. Her research interests include English for Specific and Academic Purposes, blended and distance language learning, academic writing, and intercultural communication. She has designed and taught a variety of EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) courses to students majoring in linguistics and intercultural communication, mathematics and psychology, academic writing courses for economics, political science, and Asian studies students, as well as blended and online professional development courses for language teachers.
Dates: October 26 - December 7
Format: online via Zoom
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). It should specify your research field and theme and include your experience of writing research papers in English. Please describe the difficulties you have faced when writing a research article and explain how new skills are relevant to your teaching and/or scientific career.
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