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Illustration for news: How to build a thesis: A dialogic approach

How to build a thesis: A dialogic approach

Building argumentation always requires effort, and it is especially true if you are writing in a foreign language.

Illustration for news: AWC Welcome day – 2022

AWC Welcome day – 2022

The traditional beginning of an academic year, the AWC Welcome Day, gathered 120 participants. We can proudly say that it was in fact a mini-conference!

Illustration for news: Highlights of the year 2021-2022

Highlights of the year 2021-2022

The AWC is back, ready to offer educational services, both old and new. Develop your research writing skills with us!

Illustration for news: Crash course “Action Research Venture”

Crash course “Action Research Venture”

The AWC Director Svetlana Suchkova developed and ran a special course for the faculty of the National University of Science and Technology MISIS. 

Illustration for news: Adapting to different academic writing traditions

Adapting to different academic writing traditions

The key to writing a good academic text is to be aware of the academic culture and expectations of your audience. And it poses a challenge if you belong to another culture and your background is different.

Illustration for news: Getting rid of Runglish

Getting rid of Runglish

Naturally, Russian speakers of English are bound to bring some of their mother tongue into English. And mistakes happen.

Illustration for news: In search of logical fallacies

In search of logical fallacies

Most of us enjoy playing games that require logic, but from time to time we can get into a logical trap placed in ads and speeches. Have you got a trained eye for logical fallacies? Do you teach students how to avoid them in academic writing?

Illustration for news: Linking devices: myths debunked

Linking devices: myths debunked

One of the key features of a well-written academic text is coherence and cohesion. But what makes a text coherent? Linking words certainly play an important role. The texts may seem illogical and unclear to the reader if linking devices are missing or, on the contrary,  used in such abundance that the original idea just gets lost

Illustration for news: Effective emailing: How to write letters that achieve goals

Effective emailing: How to write letters that achieve goals

The course "Advanced Emailing: How to Be Polite Yet Effective", which the AWC HSE ran for the second time this term, is still in demand.

Illustration for news: Accent or no accent?

Accent or no accent?

What does “correct pronunciation” mean? This and many other questions were in the focus of the course “My Fair Accent,” which took place at the Academic Writing Center.


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