15EM001 - Academic Writing Methodology

Course specification
Course title Academic Writing Methodology
Acronym 15EM001
Study programme English Language and Literature
Type of study second degree master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status
    Condition no prerequsites Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal The objective of this course is to familiarize students with academic and scholarly research methods and writing practices at the postgraduate and doctoral levels.
    The outcome Students will become able to independently search for and gather relevant material, locate documentation and evidence, and write scholarly work at the postgraduate and doctoral levels.
    Contents of lectures Select and formulate topics for scholarly work. Conduct research in libraries and archives: research libraries and archival collections. Bibliographies: alphabetical (Latin and Cyrillic), chronological, by author, subject, description, element, selection, critical, personal, primary, secondary, reference lists, annotated. Library catalogs. Databases. General and specialized manuals. Selection and use of literature and other sources. Methods of collecting, organizing, and analyzing sources. Compiling bibliographies for a research project. Scholarly manuscripts. Outline and research plans for papers, and final drafts. Manuscript documentation for manuscripts: citations, footnotes, indexes, and appendices. Technical aspects of producing manuscripts. Transcription and transliteration. Thesis presentation and/or defense.
    Contents of exercises Formulate topics for scholarly work. Rationale for thesis and an outline. Compile chronological and alphabetical bibliographies. Research in an online library. Analysis and excerpts of materials from primary and secondary sources.
    1. Blaxter, Loraine, et. al. How to Research. Buckingham: Open University Press. 2001. (Original title)
    2. Cohen, Louis, et. al. Research Methods in Education. London and New York: Routledge. 2007. (Original title)
    3. Kleut, Marija. 2008 Scholarly Work from Reserach to Print. Novi Sad: Akademska knjiga.
    4. Litosseliti, Lia. ed. Research Methods in Linguistics. London: Continuum. 2010. (Original title)
    5. Manning, Anthony, et. al. Transferable Academic Skills Kit. Reading: Garnet Education. 2007. (Original title)
    6. Šamić, Midhat. How to Create a Scholarly Work. Sarajevo: Svjetlost. 2003.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, corpus analysis, research, analysis of students' papers.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 20 Test paper 40
    Practical lessons Oral examination 30
    Projects 10
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