Academic Writing Courses

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Due to the different expectations of different disciplines, our courses vary from department to department. However, the general aim of all courses is to help students to develop as writers within the academic community by raising awareness of, practicing and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts in English. During the course, students will:

 

  • Improve critical reading skills, enabling students to think and write more clearly and incisively
  • Identify the structural features of specific academic writing genres, relevant to each discipline
  • Refine writing processes through generating ideas, drafting, peer evaluation and individual writing consultations
  • Learn to take into consideration the expectations of one’s readership with regard to academic writing discourse
  • Effectively use the work of others in writing, including use of sources and citation methods
  • Expand and improve the students' ability to work independently by exploring new strategies for learning

 

The Center for Academic Writing’s courses are designed specifically for each discipline, including Economics, Environmental Sciences, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Legal Studies, Mathematics, Nationalism, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy and Sociology.

 

Courses taught by us throughout the 2016/17 academic year

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

ENVS 5112 - Academic Writing, Vera Eliasova, Borbala Farago and Alan Norman Watt

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The Department of Economics

ECON 5700 - Academic Writing, Thomas Rooney

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ECON 5712 - Academic and Policy Paper Writing 1 (for 1st year students), Zsuzsanna Toth and Vera Eliasova

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ECON 5713 - Academic and Policy Paper Writing 2 (for 2nd year students), Vera Eliasova and Borbala Farago

The Department of Gender Studies

GENS 5130 - Academic Writing, Andrea Kirchknopf, Sanjay Kumar and David Ridout

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GENS 6009 - Advanced Academic Writing Seminar for PhD Students in Gender Studies

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The Department of History

HIST 5032 - Academic Writing I., Sanjay Kumar and Borbala Farago

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The School of Historical Studies

LANG 5004 - Introductory Academic Writing for two-year MA students, Eszter Timar and Robin Bellers

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Department of International Relations and European Studies

IRES 5002 - Academic Writing for International Relations, Robin Bellers, Zsuzsanna Toth and Vera Eliasova

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Department of Legal Studies

LEGS 5000 - Thesis Writing Course

for Human Rights students, Eszter Timar and Vera Eliasova

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for CCL students, Robin Bellers

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for IBL students, David Ridout and Sanjay Kumar

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LEGS 5000 - Thesis Writing Course for 1st year SJD students, Robin Bellers

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Thesis Writing Course for 2nd and 3rd year SJD students, Robin Bellers

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Department of Medieval Studies

LANG 5010 - Academic Writing for Medieval Studies, Eszter Timar

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Nationalism Studies Program

LANG 5000 - CAW Academic Writing, Sanjay Kumar

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Department of Philosophy

PHIL 5000 - Academic Writing, Borbala Farago

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Department of Political Sciences

POLS 5015 - Academic Writing for Political Science, Eszter Timar, Robin Bellers, Zsuzsanna Toth, Borbala Farago

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School of Public Policy

SOPP 5176 - Academic Writing for MA Students

Zsuzsanna Toth, Agnes Toth and Sanjay Kumar

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SOPP 5103 - Academic Writing for MPA Students

Zsuzsanna Toth, Agnes Toth and Vera Eliasova

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Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

SOCL 5000 - Academic Writing, Andrea Kirchknopf and David Ridout

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Special courses and workshops offered by CAW

For Students

CV clinic

Writing successful career documents

Writing an effective statement of purpose workshop

For CEU Applicants

Writing a successful personal statement

Writing a compelling research proposal

For CEU Staff Members

Writing an effective e-mail

Effective summary writing

Translating from Hungarian to English

Report Writing