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Intermediate Level

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English

Subtitles: English

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Elena Bazanova 

Director of the Language Training and Testing Center
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

MODULE I: THE READING–RESEARCH–WRITING CONTINUUM

6 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 75 min), 7 readings, 8 quizzes
11 videos
Introductory video2m
Being Critical6m
Scientific Evidence7m
Critical Argument7m
Starting Point8m
Research Questions7m
Formulating a Hypothesis8m
Reading Literature9m
Interacting with Texts6m
Annotated Bibliography7m
7 readings
Elena Bazanova10m
MIPT10m
LTTC10m
Grading Policy10m
Recommended readings and resources10m
Takeaways10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
7 practice exercises
Preview Test8m
Graded Quiz18m
Preview Test8m
Preview test8m
Practice 12m
Graded quiz18m
End-of-Module Test40m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

MODULE II : DEVELOPING ACADEMIC VOCABULARY

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 91 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
10 videos
Building Blocks10m
Forming New Words12m
Nominalisations10m
Noun Phrases16m
Strategic Language Re-Use7m
Dealing With New Words7m
Treasure Store8m
Concordancing7m
Concept Mapping6m
3 readings
Recommended readings and resources10m
Takeaways10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
6 practice exercises
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
Preview test8m
End-of-Module Test40m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

MODULE III : FUNDAMENTALS OF ACADEMIC GRAMMAR

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
10 videos
Types of Verbs7m
Clauses7m
Verb Complements5m
Verb Forms7m
Modality6m
Register7m
Using Parallel Structure8m
Revising Sentences6m
Sentence Combining and Punctuation5m
2 readings
Recommended readings and resources10m
Takeaways10m
8 practice exercises
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
Preview test8m
Practice46m
Graded quiz18m
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
End-of-Module Test40m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

MODULE IV : ACADEMIC DISCOURSE

6 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 9 quizzes
10 videos
Cohesion and Coherence6m
Types of Cohesion6m
Grammatical Cohesion8m
Basic Guideline5m
Topic Sentence8m
Paragraph Structure7m
Crafting the Purpose Statement7m
Developing the Rationale6m
Commandments of Research Writing8m
3 readings
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
Recommended readings and resources10m
Takeaways10m
8 practice exercises
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
Practice10m
Preview test8m
Graded quiz18m
End-of-Module Test40m
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By HEJun 17th 2018

as a PhD student i find the course helpful. thanks prof.dr. Elena Bazanova for this amazing course with this easy material. you encourage me to do my work in better way

By INOct 7th 2018

Really very useful. A little bit in a rush and too many cartoon entrances, however, very nice framework to catch an intuition for academic English.

About the English for Research Publication Purposes Specialization

In five courses, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that are deemed to be essential to success in scientific writing. You will develop your expertise with a range of academic literacy skills and self-editing strategies to prepare a publishable manuscript that editors will take seriously. You will learn the unwritten rules of good writing to meet the requirements of modern-day research publications. You will also learn practical tools and techniques for writing an easy-to-read persuasive grant proposal and a convincing request for funding. Finally, you will gain skills necessary to communicate information obtained through a process of technical or experimental work. This Specialization is the perfect first step into the world of research publications. It is designed to take your knowledge of academic writing and turn it into an in-depth understanding of current trends in scientific writing to help you get published in an international journal, win a research project grant, or report research findings. Our general goal was to make this Specialization as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content....
 English for Research Publication Purposes

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