Cheery greetings!Cheery greetings! Welcome to our new online courses: Teaching Genre in the Writing Center and Developing Course Materials for a Distance Course on Scientific Writing. It is now time to closely follow the latest developments in the teaching English for academic purposes.
COVID-19 Free educational ResourcesCOVID-19 Free educational ResourcesDid the quarantine take you by surprise? Don't worry! Especially for you, we have compiled a selection of educational portals that provide free access to their services during the quarantine period so that you can spend this time usefully. Here you can find recommendations for distance learning:
Days of Science at NUST MISiSDays of Science at NUST MISiSAs part of the 75th anniversary of Days of Science, NUST MISIS launched a large-scale project: “The School of Young Scientists.” During the project, meetings were held with the Directors of Institutes aimed at familiarizing themselves with the capabilities of laboratories and centers. Academic mobility programs implemented by the University were also presented.
Let’s face it: Rejection is a part of life, and there’s no way you can escape it, no matter how old you are. And for screenwriters, rejection can be crippling at times.
Countless screenwriters want to turn their scripts into movies and TV shows; they want to make a living by writing and selling scripts. So, with the expectation of putting scripts to film, they begin to realize that there tends to be only a few slots for Hollywood to fill. And, with a few slots to fill, screenwriters will become fearful of rejection.
As we explore this mental health issue a bit further, we’ll also discover how screenwriters can combat these negative feelings of sending a script out only to be rejected. And although rejection can hurt at first, we hope that writers can find it in their hearts to cope with the possibility of rejection and learn from their experience.
Writing correctly and clearly is an important part of learning basic professional skills that you can later use anywhere. If you are not easily understood by your reader, it will be quite hard for you to establish an online presence or build any online relationships. However, in this era where the online environment is taking over, writing effectively is one of the biggest assets you could develop. From writing e-mails to official letters or even essays, you should be preparing yourself for what is to come. Here is a guide on how to write correctly and efficiently and how to improve yourself on this subject.
Writer’s block is one of the greatest challenges that most writers around the world face. It doesn’t matter if you write blog posts or American Novels. Writer’s block not only lowers your self-confidence but also steals your writing motivation. So, how do you write when it’s so hard to get going? In this article, we are going to share with you a few simple tips that will help you keep on keeping on. But first, let’s find out what a muse is.
Faced with delivering a certain number of words for a project can be challenging. Often, the immediate response is to fill the word count up with fluff. Places like free educational resources can help you overcome this urge, and deliver a paper or article that is worth the read. Continue reading
Academic Writing University Center (NUST MISiS) in cooperation with the Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centres Consortium” and English Language Office (ELO) by U.S. Embassy in Moscow offers free online course Academic Writing and Rhetoric.
This class will focus on developing essential academic reading, writing, and public speaking skills primarily for graduate and post-graduate students and faculty. REGISTER NOW
Course start: September 09, 2020
Duration: 9 weeks
Class time: Wednesday 17:00 – 19:00
Online platform: Zoom
Course Description: This class will focus on developing essential academic research, reading, and writing skills primarily for graduate and post-graduate students and faculty. Participants will develop research, reading, and writing skills needed to be successful in an academic and professional environment. A variety of materials will give the students the opportunity to analyze and comment on written examples, generate their own exercises, improve their own original work, and prepare academic presentations. The class is designed to meet the needs and demands placed on scholars and faculty to read, write, and present formal, research-based academic material.
Students who wish to enroll in this intensive, 8-week course must demonstrate the following:
- ability to write a research paper in their field of study
- high level critical thinking skills to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and respond to complex texts
- vocabulary knowledge and ability to pick up context clues to make inferences
- understand the main ideas and details of complex academic listening sources
- take organized notes on academic lectures
- communicate accurately and fluently using effective presentation skills on academic topics and participate in active discussions
Participants will be able to:
- Develop and apply research strategies to determine validity and academic rigor of source material.
- Expand academic vocabulary to increase class participation and comprehension of academic texts at the graduate level.
- Employ various reading and writing strategies to improve comprehension and expression for academic purposes at the graduate and post-graduate level.
- Evaluate and produce clear, well-structured and complex academic texts.
- Create and deliver presentations of academic material.
- Use online and campus academic resources and support services.
Students will be awarded a certificate of completion when they meet/fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete all writing assignments as scheduled on the syllabus (1 Short Article Summary; 1 five-source annotated bibliography; 1 Article Critique).
- Actively participate in classroom discussions when we meet via Zoom and in Discussions on Google (details will be provided in the syllabus).
- Complete one audiovisual presentation using PowerPoint, Slides, Prezi, or any similar online presentation platform via Zoom, Google, or other similar platform (details will be provided in the syllabus).
- Maintain satisfactory attendance in Zoom at or above 75%.
***Additional course objectives and specific assignments will be posted on Google Classroom***
Instructor: Leticia Medina
Leticia Medina is a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Texas, where she has also been a Lecturer in the Writing Program and an instructor in the English for International Students (EIS) program. Leticia’s teaching experience encompasses instruction in academic writing as well as teaching World and British literature. Most recently, Leticia taught Advanced English for Academic Purposes to international PhD students from a number of foreign countries, including India, Iran, Bangladesh, México, Brazil, China, Russia, and Angola, among others.
“Advocating for L2 Writers in the COVID-19 Era: Administrative Strategies”
Discussion Leaders: Shelley Staples and Christine Tardy 1-2:30 pm on June 12, 2020 (Arizona Time; MST; UTC-7) In this discussion-driven webinar, we will consider some of the administrative and financial challenges that university writing and language programs are facing as their institutions face severe financial pressures and remote instruction for international students. Continue reading
The Colorado State University (https://wac.colostate.edu) generously shares the WAC Clearinghouse resources published or made available in partnership with NCTE, Utah State University Press, and others (now more than 115 volumes) as well as the journal articles, which are available for free download in open-access formats. Continue reading
During the fall of 2019, the American Psychological Association (APA) published the seventh edition of its Publication Manual, which is the official guide to APA style. While the changes are not monumental, they do make the process of writing a research paper a bit easier for students. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading