Kurz Academic Writing
Academic Writing: Sessions 1, 2 & 3
Do you need to write and present in English? Our blended-learning courses will guide you through the writing process and show you that the secret of effective writing lies in careful rewriting, rethinking, and sharing your text with others. You will have to write regularly in the course and your effort will be rewarded with in-depth individualized feedback.
Current course dates: Oct 2, 2017 – Jan 26, 2018
The Spring semester 2018 begins in the week of Feb 26, 2018
This is a blended-learning course, combining online instruction (via Moodle) with several face-to-face (or Skype) meetings.
The philosophy that guides our teaching:
- you write about your own research
- you learn to analyze and critique texts written by others
- you produce texts that you actually need (e.g. an abstract, introduction, discussion/conclusion)
- you receive in-depth feedback (written or audio-video feedback) on the structure, logic and language of your texts
- you revise and rewrite your text
We view writing as a tool to think and communicate, and this perspective guides the feedback we give. Primarily, we focus on the content, logic and structure of the text instead of grammar and language structures, which come as secondary. In this sense, our course is unique and differs from most other courses offered in the Czech Republic.
Doctoral students, researchers, as well as Master or Bachelor students with upper-intermediate or advanced knowledge of English (B2-C2 level). The courses are in English and take place online, so they can also serve students living outside of the Czech Republic.
We offer the course in three consecutive sessions (Session 1, Session 2, Session 3), each lasting 15 weeks. Meeting the course requirements will take roughly 2-4 hours of your time per week, which you can schedule according to your own needs as long as you meet the course deadlines (tasks are due typically twice a week).
Free of charge for the employees of the Czech Academy of Sciences who only pay the course registration fee (200,- or 500,- CZK depending on how many courses at the Dept. they sign up for). Everyone else pays 4.500,- CZK per course cycle.
We typically open all three sessions (AW1, AW2, and AW3) each semester. Fall semester usually starts in early October, the spring semester in February. This upcoming Spring semester begins with the week of Feb 26, 2018.
- Kamila Etchegoyen Rosolová, PhD
- Dáša Frančíková, PhD
- Eleanor Lurring, MA
- Veronika Quinn Novotná, PhD
- James Tufano, PhD