Online course "Language of Scientific Writing: From Learning to Individual Production"
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 the following topics: 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,; and the mechanics of formatting references to cited sources.
Participants are expected to write drafts of their articles, that is why the prerequisite for the course is to have a research project in progress.
Trainer: Vera A. Dugartsyrenova, an Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty 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 students, as well as blended and online professional development courses for language teachers.
Dates: October 14 - November 25 on Wednesdays
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
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 the competitive enrolment basis. Please, fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). It should include your experience of preparing scientific articles 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 scientific work.
For more information on how to write a strong motivation letter, please read the AWC blog.