Research Paper in English


Aim: developing the skills necessary for the research paper


CEFR: C1+


Description: The course involves reading extensive academic texts of primarily macroeconomic content, which the students process as bibliography sources, extracting the argumentation, and evaluating their reliability.

Syllabus:

1. Finding a topic

2. Doing intelligent keyword research

3. Evaluating sources for relevance, readability, reliability

4. The language of the academic essay/ research paper (formal, concise, impersonal)

5. Avoiding plagiarism. Practice on rephrasing strategies (quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing) and on recognising plagiarised texts.

6. Research paper structure

7. The abstract

8. Introduction and Literature review

9. Building an argument

Assessment: The course is assessed by a 2500-word research paper.

Departments: Department of Economics (elective).