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Academic Skills Workshop

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Kod przedmiotu: CES-AcadSkillsWork Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Academic Skills Workshop
Jednostka: Instytut Studiów Europejskich
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00 LUB 5.00 (w zależności od programu)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2021/2022" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2021-10-01 - 2022-01-28
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Typ zajęć: Seminarium, 30 godzin, 15 miejsc więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Scott Simpson
Prowadzący grup: Scott Simpson
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Cele kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) This seminar course is designed to give an introduction to two important study skills at the MA level: academic writing and speaking/presentations. Mastery of an academic subject includes not only the ability to gather knowledge but also the ability to express it.

The writing section is designed to improve the participants’ written communication skills, especially those skills most directly relevant to their current academic programme and their future career paths. Furthermore, the workshop will give students a head start on completing their Masters Thesis. In the speaking part students will practice giving academic presentations themselves as well as critically assess the performance of others and discuss how to give effective presentations.

Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) The student has the ability to engage in academic discussion and debate, including the ability to offer constructive criticism to their peers. (K_U06 )

The student is able to construct and perform informational oral presentations, with and without the use audio-visual support. (K_U10 )

The student has the ability prepare written and oral presentations which meet international academic standards, including proper use, attribution, and citation of sources. (K_U12 )

The student is prepared to start writing an original and independent MA Thesis in English on a topic germane to European Studies based on their own research. (K_U09 )

The student practices the early stages of proper research design, including the selection of topics and methodologies. (K_U19 )

The student develops their teamwork and leadership skills in a variety of communication tasks. (K_U13 )

Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) This workshop is part of the Masters degree programme at European Studies.

All students are assumed to have completed at least a first-cycle university degree and to be competent in undergraduate academic writing. (A level of C1 or higher in English.) Students should have at least some experience in giving academic presentations.

This class is designed to prepare students to participate in the Masters seminar and write a Masters Thesis at the Jagiellonian University.

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) - Academic Speaking:

• Each student must prepare and perform oral presentations

• When not presenting, students must participate actively and offer constructive criticism to other students.

- Academic Writing:

• There are several short, written assignments to be submitted to the workshop leader.

• Students are encouraged to discuss their written assignments with the workshop leader.

Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) EK1 (K_U06 ): Oral and written assignments

EK2 (K_U08 ): Oral and written assignments

EK3 (K_U09 ): Written assignments

EK4 (K_U10): Oral and written assignments

EK5 (K_U12): Oral and written assignments

EK6 (K_U13): Oral and written assignments

EK7 (K_U17): Oral assignments

EK8 (K_U19): Written assignments

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Exercises and simulations

Teacher-led seminar

Group discussion

Hands-on practice

Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) 4

Sylabus przedmiotu dla studentów rozpoczynających studia od roku akademickiego 19/20 lub później:

European Studies, rok 1

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

1. The means of persuasion - 5 October 2021

Purpose & overview of workshop.

Exercise: Introduce yourself

Theory: Aristotle’s ‘three means of persuasion’

Speech: John F. Kennedy at Berlin

Suggested Further Reading: Aristotle: Rhetoric, Book 1

2. Visual Aids - 12 October 2021

Theory: PowerPoint presentation about PowerPoint presentation

Suggested Further Reading: Chapter 11: “Using Visual Media” in German, K (2017). Principles of Public Speaking, pp.175-190

3. Student Power Point presentations (group projects) - 19 October 2021

Suggested Further Reading: Burke, K. (1969). “The Range of Rhetoric” especially pp.19-29 & 35-46

4. Ethos - 26 October 2021

Theory: Ethos & Cialdini’s ‘six weapons of influence’ (heuristics)

Exercise: Clash

Speech: Bhutto at Beijing

Speech: General Marius at Rome

Suggested Further Reading: Gibson, S. (2011). “Milgram’s obedience experiments: A rhetorical analysis”

5. Logos - 2 November 2021

Theory: Logos, logic, induction, syllogism, enthymeme, sorites

Exercise: Duelling opinions

Speech: The Schuman Declaration

Speech: Thatcher’s “Bruges Speech”

Suggested Further Reading: Goldman, A. (1994). “Argumentation and Social Epistemology”

6. Pathos - 9 November 2021

Theory: Pathos, apologies, hate speech

Exercise: Intellectual Outlaw

Speech: Juan Carlos in Madrid

Speech: Wiesel at the White House

Suggested Further Reading: Bickford, S. (2011). “Emotion Talk and Political Judgment”

7. Structure in speaking - 16 November 2021

Theory: Finding structure and building structure

Exercise: Debate

Suggested Further Reading: Chapter7: “Organizing and Outlining Your Speech” in German, K (2017). Principles of Public Speaking, pp.105-123

8. Impact in academic writing: Something interesting and important to say - 23 November 2021

Discovering a topic, research question, and hypothesis. Overview of academic writing. Overview of the thesis process. Research questions and hypotheses.

Suggested Further Reading: Seashore, C. (1932). “Printer’s Copy for Master’s Thesis” pp.146-147

Lei, S. (2009). “Strategies For Finding and Selecting an Ideal Thesis or Dissertation Topic: A Review of Literature”

9. The “so what?” of your work: Why theory? Why the literature review? - 30 November 2021

The source: where to find what in Krakow. Critical reading as a writing skill. Writing critical response/critique/evaluation ("How does who do what and why?").

Suggested Further Reading: Caulley, D. (n.d.) “The Critical Review of the Literature”

10. Moving from hypothesis to analysis - 7 December 2021

Evidence: anecdote, illustration, statistics, analogy, signs, and images. Logic and fallacies (analysis vs. argument). What evidence (questionnaires, tables, etc.) do I include? How? Types of analysis.

Suggested Further Reading: Miller, J. (2007). “Organizing Data in Tables and Charts: Different Criteria for Different Tasks” pp.98-101

11. Research Ethics - 14 December 2021

Principles of academic ethics, research ethics board, open access, plagiarism, falsification.

Suggested Further Reading: Bos, J (2020). Research Ethics for Students in the Social Sciences.

12. Structure and formatting of your thesis - 21 December 2021

The stereotype Thesis structure. The reality of Thesis structure. How to write a title and an abstract. Introductions and conclusions. Basic formatting/printing issues.

Suggested Further Reading: Lester, J. (1999). Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide. New York: Longman. pp. 133-137, 142-145

13. Citation, sources and style - 4 January 2022

Paraphrasing, summarising & direct quotation. Styleguides: APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago. Verbs, mood and style. Jargon, wordiness, biased language. Plagiarism, fabrication, self-copying. Reference management software: Endnote, Zotero, etc.

Suggested Further Reading: Purdue “OWL” website (Chicago, MLA, APA)


14. Submitting and defending your Thesis - 11 January 2022

Writing proposals. Submitting the Thesis. The roles your adviser plays. Student strategies for dealing with advisers. The defence.

Suggested Further Reading: CES Student Handbook, Jagiellonian University APD instructions

15. Letters and CVs - 18 January 2022

Basic business letter. Application letters. UK CV, US résumé, Europass. Interviews. LinkedIn, Academia.edu.

Suggested Further Reading: Handout materials, Utz, S. (2015). “Is LinkedIn making you more successful? The informational benefits derived from public social media”

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

1. The means of persuasion - 5 October 2021 - in-class

2. Visual Aids - 12 October 2021 - in-class

3. Student Power Point presentations - 19 October 2021 - in-class

4. Ethos - 26 October 2021 - in-class

5. Logos - 2 November 2021 - in-class

6. Pathos - 9 November 2021 - in-class

7. Structure in speaking - 16 November 2021 - in-class

8. Impact in academic writing - 23 November 2021 - in-class

9. The “so what?” of your work: Why theory? Why the literature review? - 30 November 2021 - in-class

10. Moving from hypothesis to analysis - 7 December 2021 - in-class

11. Research Ethics - 14 December 2021 - in-class

12. Structure and formatting of your thesis - 21 December 2021 - in-class

13. Citation, sources and style - 4 January 2022 - in-class

14. Submitting and defending your Thesis - 11 January 2022 - in-class

15. Letters and CVs - 18 January 2022 - in-class

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