Assessment in the form of internationally recognized examinations

Assessment in the form of internationally recognized examinations

Part of the final assessment for this course can also take the form of IELTS Academic Writing test. While this module of IELTS is not offered to be taken separately, students can opt for Academic Writing instead of the General Writing component while taking the IELTS test at the end of their second year.

V. Учебные материалы (Teaching and learning materials: textbooks, designed materials, Internet resources, Recommendations)

Textbooks:

Required materials:

1) Writing Academic English with Criterion Publisher’s Version. Alice Oshima, Ann Hogue. 4-th revised edition. Pearson education, 2008.

2) Longman Advanced American Dictionary

Additional materials:

1) Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Assessment in the form of internationally recognized examinations Skills. John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak. The University of Michigan Press, Ann-Arbor, 2008.
2) The Essentials of Academic Writing. Derek Soles. Second edition. Wadsworth, 2010.

Useful Internet resources:

Academic Writing resources:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ - Purdue University Online Writing lab (useful writing tips for academic writing, style sheets, APA and MLA formatting standards and style guides, interactive online exercises)

http://ocw.usu.edu/English/introduction-to-writing-academic-prose/index.html - Utah State University online free course on Academic Writing (different writing styles and genres, “offensive” writing, writing in different contexts, stages of writing, readings, MLA format and documentation, annotated Assessment in the form of internationally recognized examinations bibliographies, plagiarism, thesis writing)

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/foreign-languages-and-literatures/21f-228-advanced-workshop-in-writing-for-social-sciences-and-architecture-els-spring-2007/lecture-notes/ - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Online Academic Writing course (academic language, word choice, grammar tips, paraphrasing, transitions, punctuation, writing definitions, writing in different genres: resumes, cover letters, summaries, proposals, abstracts, research papers)

Online dictionaries and corpora:

http://dictionary.reference.com/ - a multi-dictionary site (includes Oxford, Random House, Collins and Etymology dictionaries)

http://www.merriam-webster.com/ - Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus

http://www.ldoceonline.com/ - Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

http://corpus Assessment in the form of internationally recognized examinations.byu.edu/coca/ - Corpus of Contemporary American (COCA)

http://www.academicwords.info/ - COCA resource for academic writing and reading (academic vocabulary list based on 120 million words of academic texts with various search and statistics options)

http://www.wordandphrase.info/academic/ - COCA resource for academic writing and reading (academic words and phrases list based on 120 million words of academic texts with various search and statistics options)

http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/ - British National Corpus

Grammar and Vocabulary exercises:

http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/index.php?page=academic-reading-and-writing-exercises – Academic Reading and ESL/EFL interactive exercises

http://www.victoria.ac.nz Assessment in the form of internationally recognized examinations/llc/academic-writing/ - Academic Writing exercises

http://www.parapal-online.co.uk/eap.htm - Academic Writing exercises


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