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spContent=本课程旨在为学生提供系统的通用学术英语写作的学习与训练。通过本课程学习,学生应掌握用英语写作较长篇幅学术性论文的一些常用技巧,以及一些基本的研究能力。课程主讲教师具有多年从事学术英语教学与研究的经验,多次获得省级和国家级教学成果奖,主持国家级精品课程和国家级精品资源共享课。
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课程概述

      本课程的教学对象为完成大学英语基础阶段学习,或全国大学英语四级考试成绩优秀,在本科阶段学习及之后有希望从事学术研究的学习者。
      课程主体包括视频教学,学术阅读和写作练习。视频教学部分的主要内容为通用和学术英语写作知识与技巧的介绍。主要包括一般性写作技巧,通用学术写作技巧,学术写作规范等。学术阅读部分包括一至两篇与视频教学内容相关的短文或研究论文,帮助学生应用或巩固视频教学内容。学术英语写作练习部分主要结合特定知识、技能、主题进行写作训练。
      通过本课程的学习,学生能够用英语学习本专业相关课程,有初步用英语从事科学研究的能力。课程安排每周两课时,每学期12周。课程考核内容主要包括:基于课程视频的作业、基于学术英语写作相关知识、技能和主题的写作练习、期末论文等。




课程大纲

 

Lesson 1                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. Introduction to the Course

2. Academic Writing and Critical Thinking

3. The Writing Process

 

Reading:

      1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 1

 

Writing:

Essay writing 1

 

 

Lesson 2                                                      

Micro-lectures:

1. The Basic Essay Structure

2. Selecting a Research Topic

3. Expository and Persuasive Essay Writing

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 2

2. Text-01: Three passions --Bertrand Russell

3. Text-02: Here's to your health – Joan Dunayer

 

Writing:

Essay writing 2

 

Lesson 3                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. Writing Introductions

2. Writing Conclusions

3. Peer Review

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 3

2. Text-03: Why Drug Legalization Should Be Opposed

 

Writing:

Essay writing 3

 

Lesson 4                                                      

Micro-lectures:

1. Using Evidence

2. Finding and Evaluating Sources

3. Incorporating Sources

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 4

2. Text-04: Factors Affecting Interpersonal Attraction

 

Writing:

Essay writing 4

 

Lesson 5                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. Key Elements of an Essay

2. Outlining

3. Patterns of Organization

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 5

2. Text-05: GRANT AND LEE: A STUDY IN CONTRASTS

 

Writing:

Essay writing 5

 

Lesson 6                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. Avoiding Plagiarism

2. Quoting and Paraphrasing

3. Summarizing

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 6

2. Text-06: Lessons in the School of Cut and Paste

 

Writing:

Essay writing 6

 

Lesson 7                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. Paragraph Unity and Coherence

2. Transitions

3. Emphatic Devices

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 7

2. Text-07: The Truth about Lying

 

Writing:

Essay writing 7

 

Lesson 8                                                        

Micro-lectures:

1. Establishing a Working Title

2. Beginning with a Point, or Thesis

3. Describing Tables and Graphs

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 8

2. Text-08: Diet and self-rated health among oldest-old Chinese

 

Writing:

Essay writing 8

 

Lesson 9                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. APA Format

2. MLA Format

3. Writing Abstracts

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 9 + pp. 118-119 of Unit 11

2. Text-09: Exploring the Instructional Value and Worth of a MOOC

 

Writing:

Essay writing 9

 

Lesson 10                                                      

Micro-lectures:

1. Features of Academic Writing

2. Establishing Authority

3. Presentation Skills

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: Unit 10 + pp. 122-115 of Unit 12

2. Text-10: Authority and invisibility: authorial identity in academic writing

 

Writing:

Essay writing 10

 

Lesson 11                                                       

Micro-lectures:

1. Revising and Editing Sentences

2. Using Punctuations

3. Preparing the Final Draft

 

Reading:

1. Writing Research Papers: The rest of Unit 11 + Unit 12 + Sample research paper: Sugar: Friend or Foe? (pp. 145-151)

 

Writing:

Term-paper preparation

 

Week 12                                                       

Term paper preparation and submission

 


证书要求
  1. 完成视频课程及附带练习;

  2. 完成阅读作业;

  3. 完成相关写作练习;

  4. 按要求完成学期论文。