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Online Course "Writing a Working Paper"

The course “Writing a Working Paper“ targets early career researchers who plan to publish a working paper before submitting this paper to an international high-ranking journal. This intensive course aims at guiding participants in language-related issues of writing a paper in English for the HSE working paper series. Participants will develop their skills of producing an effective paper in English in line with the HSE working papers series requirements. They will learn why to join academic conversations and how to produce a clear, argument-driven, and stylistically appropriate working paper. The course program includes effective writing tools and strategies for becoming more independent in research writing.

The key learning outcome will be a working paper draft produced by each participant.

Trainer: Natalia Smirnova, Ph.D. in Teaching English as Foreign Language, senior lecturer and the Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the HSE in St. Petersburg.  She has designed and taught courses in Research Writing, Writing for Publication, Rhetoric, Argumentation and Writing both for students and researchers. Natalia has a strong research interest in the social perspectives on writing, ESOL pedagogies, and writing assessment.

Dates: April 12 - April 30
Format:  online via Schoology + 2 workshops on April, 14 & 30

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 enrollment 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 preparing working 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.

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

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