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Akademinių darbų rašymas ir pristatymas (HUM108, ITV)

Annotation

Academic works such as paper, term paper, report, thesis and final thesis, annotation, abstract, review as well as their presentation belong to the area of scientific works; therefore they have to meet general requirements of structure and content. Academic works have to be in high quality of scientific style. This course presents the structure of academic works, and analyzes scientific texts (composing sentences, paragraphs, and the whole text, referring and quotation, etc.). First part of this course is about theoretical requirements of academic writing and the second is about practical training in writing. During the lectures, students also learn how to finalize their academic work under the requirements of ISM University of Management and Economics.

Aims and objectives

This is a basics course in academic work writing skills for students in the bachelor’s degree programme of studies in economics, management and business administration. Objectives of the course are:

  • communicate effectively in specific writing situations, which may include various academic, professional, or civic situations;
  • understand and respond appropriately to the critical elements that shape communication situations, such as audience, purpose, and genre;
  • critique their own writing and provide effective and useful feedback to enable other students to improve their writing;
  • demonstrate critical and evaluative thinking skills in locating, analyzing, synthesizing, and using information in writing activities.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and its application. Students will identify basic principles of rhetoric and develop an understanding of written texts as arguments generated for particular purposes, audiences, and rhetorical contexts.
  • Research skills.  Students will be able to employ analytical reading to summarize, paraphrase, draw evidence from, synthesize, and respond to the scholarship of others.
  • Special abilities. Students will learn to find and evaluate print and electronic source materials appropriate for academic research projects. Students will be able to develop original arguments for a range of academic purposes and demonstrate critical thinking skills and using information in writing activities.
  • Social abilities.  Students will be able to critically evaluate their own and others’ work and collaborate effectively with other writers throughout the writing process.
  • Personal abilities.  Students will be able to organise their learning process and work autonomously on writing projects. They should also demonstrate understanding of academic responsibility and integrity.
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