Course "Crafting a Research Text in the Social Sciences: From Writing an Abstract to Writing the Discussion Section"
This course is aimed at those who dream of sharing their research with an international research community but are confronted with language-related inhibitions when it comes to writing up their research in English. Participants will learn how to organize their ideas in various sections of an international paper following the IMRaD format. They will also develop a better understanding of what kind of language to use to realize their communicative intentions in line with the norms of the international academic discourse. To aid participants’ exposure to research writing norms within the social disciplines, a range of sample texts from published papers in a variety of social fields will be used, followed by participants’ practice with writing parts of their own text. The course will also be aided by an online platform on writing international publications, with multiple language-related and text analysis activities available for use beyond the timeframes of the course.
Trainer: Vera Dugartsyrenova is an Associate Professor at the HSE School of Foreign Languages. 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.
Date&Time: April 22, 10:00 - 17:45
Location: 11 Pokrovsky boulevard, K-416
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 writing 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.