Thesis Preparation Seminar II. 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
101DISE1 Z 2 1 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 41 to 51 hours of self-study English, Czech winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student gains new suggestions and insights leading to the refinement of their formulations. Furthermore, the student is able to reflect critically on the issues under study and to develop his/her own views and solutions.

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Learning objectives:

The course is compulsory for students who are defending the theoretical part of their Master´s thesis in a given academic year. It is recommended for all other students who are engaged in theoretical research and, in particular, are preparing to publish their results. It involves the presentation of one's own theoretical research, particularly related to the theoretical thesis, followed by a discussion. The course provides a platform for ongoing critical reflection on the theoretical output of composition students. Critical reflection is particularly applied to the elaborated texts in order to arrive at new perspectives on the issues under study and to refine the formulations.

Recommended or required reading

Recommended bibliography:

CAMPBELL, W.G., BALLOU, S. V. and SLADE, C. Form and Style: Theses, Reports, Term Papers. 4th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1974.

ECO, Umberto. How to Write a Thesis.The MIT Press, 2015. 256 pages. ISBN 978-0262527132.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: Modern Language Association, 2008.

STERNBERG, D. How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1981.

DAY, R. A. and GASTEL, B. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006.

BOOTH, W. C., COLOMB, G. G. and WILLIAMS, J. M. The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.


Assessment methods and criteria

Credit examination is awarded on the basis of attendance (at least 70 % of the announced dates), activity at the seminar and the elaboration and presentation of partial outputs of the prepared Master´s thesis. For students who defend the theoretical part of the thesis in a given academic year, active performance during the semester is a condition for credit.



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