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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
Horas para completar
6 horas para concluir

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....
Reading
5 vídeos (total de (Total 21 mín.) min), 15 leituras, 7 testes
Video5 videos
What is academic writing?2min
Interpreting the task7min
The writing process and process writing3min
Feedback and peer review5min
Reading15 leituras
Course aims10min
Expected workload and working methods used within this course10min
Course structure10min
Course material10min
Teachers10min
Before you start10min
Further reading10min
Before you start10min
Further reading10min
Introduction10min
Reading assignment10min
Introduction10min
The review process10min
Finding the right words10min
Online self­-improvement exercises10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
What we mean when we talk about “academic writing”4min
Instruction words6min
The writing process4min
Pause and reflect6min
Peer review exercise - part 24min
Using dictionaries4min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
4 horas para concluir

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....
Reading
6 vídeos (total de (Total 36 mín.) min), 16 leituras, 5 testes
Video6 videos
Research questions and thesis statement4min
Structuring a text around the three-part essay4min
Structuring information6min
Structuring paragraphs4min
IMRaD11min
Reading16 leituras
Introduction10min
Further reading10min
Introduction10min
Thesis statement10min
Further reading10min
Introduction10min
Further reading10min
Choosing an appropriate structure10min
Structuring information in academic texts10min
Reflection exercise10min
Introduction10min
Introduction10min
Reflection exercise10min
Further reading10min
CARS: Creating a research space10min
Introduction10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Argumentative writing4min
What makes a good thesis statement?4min
The three-part essay structure4min
Structuring paragraphs4min
IMRaD Structure10min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
2 horas para concluir

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....
Reading
4 vídeos (total de (Total 22 mín.) min), 9 leituras, 4 testes
Video4 videos
Integrating sources: positioning and stance6min
Why references?5min
The parts of a reference7min
Reading9 leituras
Reading in the information age10min
Further reading10min
Reflective task: Reading for writing10min
Other resources on reading10min
Secondary sources10min
Incorporate secondary sources10min
Reflective task10min
Academic integrity10min
Reference management software10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Predatory reading2min
Reporting verbs4min
Plagiarism4min
Referencing2min
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (total de (Total 42 mín.) min), 9 leituras, 8 testes
Video8 videos
Global editing and revision6min
Editing for register and tone9min
Editing for style5min
First person pronouns and choosing between active and passive voice4min
Standard punctuation3min
Spelling and typos4min
Using a style sheet6min
Reading9 leituras
Introduction10min
Common problems in argumentation and reasoning10min
Reflection exercise on global revision and editing10min
Knowing when to stop10min
Introduction10min
Further reading10min
Introduction10min
Reflective task10min
Online resources10min
Quiz8 exercícios práticos
Pause and reflect2min
Revising and editing4min
Global editing6min
Register and tone4min
Editing and proofreading8min
Pause and reflect2min
Active and passive voice4min
Exercise on punctuation16min

Instrutores

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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

Sobre Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. ...

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