A&HT 4500.01: Academic Writing

| September 3, 2010

A&HT 4500.01
Academic Writing
Tuesdays, 1-2:40pm
CRN: 30733
Instructor: Kristen DiGennaro
Email: kd272@columbia.edu

This is a course for non-native English-speaking graduate students who want to develop academic writing skills.

This course will help you with the development of the academic writing skills needed to succeed in a graduate academic setting at an American university. We will focus on the writing process, on various genres of academic writing, and on conventions associated with academic writing. The structure of critiques and literature reviews will be discussed, and APA style of referencing and citation formats will be studied.

Texts:
Birkenstein, C., & Graff, G, (2007). They say, I say: The moves that matter in academic writing. NY: W.W. Norton & Co.

Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2004). Academic writing for graduate students: Essential tasks and skills (2nd ed.). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Feak, C. B., & Swales, J. M. (2009). Telling a research story: Writing a literature review. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.