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Writing in English at University: An introduction

Welcome to the MOOC course Writing in English at University! This course has been designed as a resource for university students who are currently involved in writing assignments or degree projects as well as for students who wish to learn about academic writing in order to prepare for future writing at university. Although the course will provide guidance and useful tips and tricks to all student writers, it is specifically useful to those who are writing in second language contexts and whose native language is not English....
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5 videos (Total 21 min), 15 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 7 тестов
Video5 видео
What is academic writing?2мин
Interpreting the task7мин
The writing process and process writing3мин
Feedback and peer review5мин
Reading15 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Course aims10мин
Expected workload and working methods used within this course10мин
Course structure10мин
Course material10мин
Teachers10мин
Before you start10мин
Further reading10мин
Before you start10мин
Further reading10мин
Introduction10мин
Reading assignment10мин
Introduction10мин
The review process10мин
Finding the right words10мин
Online self­-improvement exercises10мин
Quiz6 практического упражнения
What we mean when we talk about “academic writing”4мин
Instruction words6мин
The writing process4мин
Pause and reflect6мин
Peer review exercise - part 24мин
Using dictionaries4мин
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Structuring your text and conveying your argument

In module 1 we looked at some of the aspects that you will need to consider before embarking on an academic writing project. In module 2 we will build on this knowledge when we explore issues of building and shaping an academic text. In this week’s module you will learn about argument, types of essay structure, and also how to structure information within paragraphs and sections. Structuring a text so that it is coherent and makes sense to your target audience requires a great deal of thought, and we will guide you through the decisions that you will have to make in composing a text. Though the information in this module will be of interest to anyone looking to improve their academic writing competencies, you will find the material here especially helpful if you have a particular writing project of your own in mind to reflect on, and to which you can apply the ideas that we present here....
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6 videos (Total 36 min), 16 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 5 тестов
Video6 видео
Research questions and thesis statement4мин
Structuring a text around the three-part essay4мин
Structuring information6мин
Structuring paragraphs4мин
IMRaD11мин
Reading16 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Introduction10мин
Further reading10мин
Introduction10мин
Thesis statement10мин
Further reading10мин
Introduction10мин
Further reading10мин
Choosing an appropriate structure10мин
Structuring information in academic texts10мин
Reflection exercise10мин
Introduction10мин
Introduction10мин
Reflection exercise10мин
Further reading10мин
CARS: Creating a research space10мин
Introduction10мин
Quiz5 практического упражнения
Argumentative writing4мин
What makes a good thesis statement?4мин
The three-part essay structure4мин
Structuring paragraphs4мин
IMRaD Structure10мин
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Using sources in academic writing

Academic writing does not happen in a vacuum, but rather builds on scholarly work that has come before. When you compose a piece of academic writing, it is necessary to show that you have done your homework and read up on the subject. Sometimes you will be given specific texts to read, and sometimes you will need to go and find these sources for yourself. The kinds of sources that you will be expected to use, and the manner in which you use them, will vary depending on the discipline that you are writing within and the level at which you are studying. Though a Master’s level student will be expected to have acquired a more sophisticated approach to using secondary sources than, say, a student on an introductory undergraduate course, the basic set of skills required is the same. Using secondary sources in your writing relies on developing this particular set of skills. In this module, which has been developed in collaboration with the librarians, we will talk about how to go about acquiring these skills. The competencies that we discuss here are ones that require practice, and you shouldn’t expect to simply acquire them overnight. However, the tasks that we have set are designed to set you on the right path to honing your skills. This module is divided into three separate lessons. In the first lesson you will learn about reading strategies. In the second lesson, called "Integrating sources: positioning and stance," we will explore how to situate your own arguments and ideas in relation to secondary sources. In the third lessons, called "Referencing and academic integrity," we will explore issues surrounding referencing, academic integrity and plagiarism....
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4 videos (Total 22 min), 9 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video4 видео
Integrating sources: positioning and stance6мин
Why references?5мин
The parts of a reference7мин
Reading9 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Reading in the information age10мин
Further reading10мин
Reflective task: Reading for writing10мин
Other resources on reading10мин
Secondary sources10мин
Incorporate secondary sources10мин
Reflective task10мин
Academic integrity10мин
Reference management software10мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Predatory reading2мин
Reporting verbs4мин
Plagiarism4мин
Referencing2мин
Неделя
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3 ч. на завершение

The writer’s toolbox: Editing and proofreading

Welcome to module 4 of the course. In this module, we will focus on editing and proofreading a text. In our earlier discussion of the writing process in module 1, we have seen that many experienced writers view revising and editing as important parts of the actual writing process, and they intend to revise and edit virtually everything they write. Instead of only correcting mistakes in a piece of text, revising and editing are ways for writers to evaluate their ideas, to generate and test new ideas during the writing process, and to polish and tighten the overall argumentation and presentation. Although revising and editing are parts of the creative process, we recommend that you save them until you have a piece of text – a section, sub­section or paragraph – that you view as complete, in that the ideas you discuss and the organization into an introduction­-part and a body­-part (for sections) or a topic sentence followed by development (for paragraphs) are relatively stable. That way, you do not end up wasting your time correcting mistakes in a piece of text that does not seem to fit in or serve a purpose, and is therefore likely to be deleted later. Before you start revising and editing a passage, you should also have clarified to yourself how important the passage in question is going to be for the essay as a whole. If the passage contains ideas that are directly relevant for your research question and thesis, you should allow yourself enough time to revise and edit and possibly re­write the text several times. A passage that only contains extra information that is not directly linked to your thesis will need less time and attention, and some cases you may get away with only proofreading such passages quickly. This module is divided into three lessons, all of which focus on issues that you should be aware of, when you revise, edit and proofread your text. The first lesson, "The need to revise and edit one’s text," introduces you to issues that require both large-­scale and small­-scale revision and editing. Following, the lesson "Revising and editing for language" focuses on issues that affect the style and tone of your writing. The third lesson, called "Some tips and tricks on common errors," gives you practical advice on issues that are often problematic for writers....
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8 videos (Total 42 min), 9 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 8 тестов
Video8 видео
Global editing and revision6мин
Editing for register and tone9мин
Editing for style5мин
First person pronouns and choosing between active and passive voice4мин
Standard punctuation3мин
Spelling and typos4мин
Using a style sheet6мин
Reading9 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Introduction10мин
Common problems in argumentation and reasoning10мин
Reflection exercise on global revision and editing10мин
Knowing when to stop10мин
Introduction10мин
Further reading10мин
Introduction10мин
Reflective task10мин
Online resources10мин
Quiz8 практического упражнения
Pause and reflect2мин
Revising and editing4мин
Global editing6мин
Register and tone4мин
Editing and proofreading8мин
Pause and reflect2мин
Active and passive voice4мин
Exercise on punctuation16мин

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Satu Manninen

Professor
Centre for Languages and Literature
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Ellen Turner

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Languages and Literature
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Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Languages and Literature

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