Academic Writing and Research Skills: Preparing for the Thesis in International Relations 2100-MON-ACWR
Emeritus Professor Roberto (Rob) Rabel, Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw
Professor Rabel is a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His short bio can be accessed at: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/strategic-studies/about/staff/fellows-and-associates/rob-rabel
Dr Dorota Heidrich
Lecturer, University of Warsaw
Type of course
By the end of this course, students will be better able to
• Summarize, synthesize, and analyze a variety of texts on one topic relevant to international affairs.
• Develop arguments from a collection of written materials.
• Establish a strong academic voice.
• Develop research that engages with the work of others in appropriate ways, using correct citations.
• Write more effectively in English with special attention to English grammar (articles and verbs in particular).
All assignments must be written and submitted electronically as Word documents. It is important that you participate in online class meetings, and attendance will be recorded. As this course is intensive, you will miss valuable information with each class session you do not attend.
Your course grade will be determined as follows:
Two short assignments (each counting for 15% of the final grade) 30%
Final assignment (full research proposal) 70%
You will receive brief feedback and grades for the short assignments. You will have the opportunity to receive comprehensive feedback on the final assignment, which the instructors will discuss with you in consultation hours well before the deadline for submission of that assignment.
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