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Doctoral Rhetoric and Writing Composition Course, Fall 2019

Lecturer: Stanley Ward <stanley.ward[at]uni-corvinus.hu>

Courses:  Beginner course: Thursday 17:20 – 18:50 (19 September – 12 December 2019.)

                  Advanced course: Tuesday 17:20 – 18.50 (17 September – 17 December 2019.)

Venue: Beginner course: C559 (4-6 Közraktár Street)

             Advanced course: C559 (4-6 Közraktár Street)

Credit: 6 research credits

Maximum number of students: 9 per course

Registration: from 10:00 on 11 September 2019 on this link

 

The PDF version of the syllabuses can be downloaded here.

 

Beginner Course Description

This class will work as an introduction to academic Rhetoric and Writing Composition for doctoral students, especially those who do not have a strong background in the publishing aspect of their fields. Emphasis will be placed on writing scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, for the purpose of classes and publishing. There will also be a little work done on research methodologies to help doctoral candidates form their own studies, questionnaires, or surveys.

Attendance

It is strongly advised to attend, since the content and texture of sessions will depend on the needs of the students attending. Emphasis on student needs is a must, and thus, in order to have your needs addressed, you must attend!

Class Participation

Discussion and class writing are an absolute necessity in the course. There will be a lot of discussion on topics, since many things are subjective in nature, or dependent on the best practices or conventions in your particular field. I can’t know everything; I need your input and experiences! 

Dates

Subject

Notes

1. Sep 19

Various Structures for Research Publishing

Hypotheses vs Theses

2. Sep 26

Citations

Assuming APA and Harvard, possibly MLA

3. Oct 03

Approaches to Writing and Planning

Four Approaches: Diver, Patchwork, Grand Plan, Architect

4. Oct 10

Linking Verbs and Transition Words

5. Oct 17

Abstract Writing

6. Oct 24

Writing Introductions

7. Nov 07

Writing Conclusions

8. Nov 14

Simplifying Verbose or Complex Writing

9. Nov 21

General Issues in Non-Native English Writing

10. Nov 28

Surveys and Questionnaires

General Techniques – not field specific!

11. Dec 05

Open for Student Topics

Students may suggest particular topics of interest, or for review

12. Dec 12

Open for Student Topics

Students may suggest particular topics of interest, or for review

Advanced Course Description

This class will work as a workshop for papers and other writings by the participants. The emphasis is on editing, and helping them organize and prepare for assignment papers, presentations, or publication.

Attendance

Other than the first class, attendance is not mandatory, and will depend on participants who have specific writing or paper organization issues, or who want advice and the like on their scientific or academic work. After the first class, a sign up sheet will be created and distributed online to all participants, who will sign up for time slots. In general, three people can be seen for each 90-minute session.

Class Participation

Discussion and class writing are an absolute necessity in the course. There will be a lot of discussion on topics, since many things are subjective in nature, or dependent on the best practices or conventions in your particular field. I can’t know everything; I need your input and experiences!

Session Dates

1. Sep 17

4. Oct 08

7. Nov 12

10. Dec 03

2. Sep 24

5. Oct 15

8. Nov 19

11. Dec 10

3. Oct 01

6. Nov 05

9. Nov 26

12. Dec 17

Please note that this course is funded by the EFOP-3.6.3.-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 "Young researchers from talented students – Fostering scientific careers in higher education" project. In order to participate in the Advanced class, you are obligated to make an acknowledgment on our project whenever you publish the abstract, conference paper etc. you were working on during this course.

The acknowledgment is the following:

This publication/research has been supported by the European Union and Hungary and co-financed by the European Social Fund through the project EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00007 , titled "Young researchers from talented students – Fostering scientific careers in higher education"

Please inform our project assistant Laura Nagy <laura.nagy(at)uni-corvinus(dot)hu> when your publication is available!

Last modified: 2019.09.09.