Academic Writing for Doctorands | 2017/18

Online Resources

BBC Learning English , British Council Learn English , Learn English Today

Phonetic transcription of English words
Oxford Learner's Dictionary , Oxford Living Dictionary,  Cambridge Dictionary: Grammar
Thesaurus , Merriam-Webster Dictionary
The Phrase Finder , Online Etymology Dictionary

Academic Phrasebank (Univ. Manchester), UEfAP (Using English for Academic Purposes), Academic Writing in English (Finnish Virtual University)
Word and Phrase.info , Academic Vocabulary
Corpus Concordance English (Compleat Lexical Tutor), British National Corpus, Corpus of Contemporary American English , British Academic English Corpus
Explorations of Style
(blog), The Impact Blog (LSE)

Jones, Quinn, Brown, Writing for Sociology, Dept Sociology, Univ. California, Berkeley, 2011

6 October
Articles and extracts
Expository paragraphs: basic structure (T. Kane, The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing, 1988, ch. 12)
Introductions and the CaRS model (various sources). J. Swales, Create a Research Space (CARS) Model of Research Introductions (summary).
CaRS model of introductions (Academic Writing in English , Finnish Virtual University.)

Grammar and vocabulary
Key nouns (Cambridge Academic Vocabulary in Use).

13 October
Articles and extracts
Expository paragraphs: paragraph unity (T. Kane, The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing, 1988, ch. 13), Conjunctions.
Three rhetorical moves in an introduction. (examples of CaRS with exercises. Authorial stance in introductions)

Grammar and Vocabulary
However, nevertheless, moreover.
albeit, although, though
however, nevertheless, nonetheless, howbeit, ...

20 October
Articles and extracts
Constructing a research paper II (Swales and Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills, Unit 8)
Paragraph development: illustration and restatement,
Paragraph development: comparison, contrast and analogy (T. Kane, The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing, 1988, ch. 14,15)
Grammar and Vocabulary
notwithstanding (preposition, adverb, conjunction)

27 October - NO CLASS

3 November 
Articles and extracts
CARS analysis: Siepmann, Brooks and Manza, Giesler and Veresiu
Paragraph development: cause and effect,
Paragraph development: definition, analysis, and qualification, (T. Kane, The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing, 1988, ch. 16,17)
Structuring an academic 'argument' within a journal paper.


10 November 
Articles and extracts
CARS analysis: Aasen et al., Richardson
D. Siepmann, Academic writing and culture. J. Galtung, Structure, culture, and intellectual style.

17 November - NO CLASS

24 November 
Articles and extracts
CARS analysis:  Kristian

1 December 
Articles and extracts
[CARS analysis of introduction to paper by L. Linek and I. Petrusek]
 
8 December 

Articles and extracts
CARS analysis: Olya

Hyland, A move-structure classification of abstracts
Guide to writing good abtracts (LSE Impact Blog), Killer conference abstracts (LSE Impact Blog).
Patrick Dunleavy, Writing informative abstracts for journal articles (medium.com)
Abstracts, Titles (Swales and Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills, Unit 8)

Abstracts for discussion:  Ivan [conference paper abstract: European Sociological Association, Athens 2017]

Sentence styles (T. Kane, The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing, 1988, ch. 19)
The well-written sentence (1): concision (T. Kane, The Oxford Essential Guide to Writing, 1988, ch. 20)
 
15 December 

Articles and extracts

Abstracts for discussion:  Kristián [grant proposal summary/abstract], Lukáš
N. L. Cole, How to write an abstract in sociology (ThoughtCo.)
 
12 January  

Abstracts for discussion: Jitka [conference abstract]
How to write a conference abstract (extract from Catherine Baker's blog post)
Tips for writing conference abstracts (North Carolina State Univ., Dept History)
Introducing work (Academic Phrasebank)

The Differend (Jeanne Willette, Art History Unstuffed)
 
19 January  

 
26 January  

 
2 February