English

for Research Publication Purposes

Learn effective strategies for writing research publications in English

Interesting facts

Completion of the specialization program can significantly increase the rating of your work in the scientific community
If something does not work, you can always re-listen to a lecture or ask for help from the instructors and other students in the forum
Practical exercises performed during the training promote the quality learning of theoretical material
You manage the time it takes yourself to study, completing the program at a pace comfortable for you
You will learn so to talk about your own achievements so your audience will fall in love with you
You will learn to communicate not only with the scientific community, but also with the business world

For whom

Our specialization program is useful to anyone who is planning to connect their lives with science or who is already working in scientific and/or science-related areas.

  • — Students in science and technical fields
  • — Graduate students
  • — Post-graduate and PhD candidates in the sciences
  • — Doctors of Sciences
  • — Editors of scientific and popular publications
  • — Professionals involved in the advancement of technology, discoveries, and achievements
  • — Specialists collaborating in scientific research and business
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About This Specialization

Education Process

The specialization program consists of 5 courses, of which the final course is dedicated the fulfillment of the thesis work.

Each course lasts four weeks and requires 2 to 4 hours to cover the material and practical tasks.

For the final project, you will prepare a research poster, which will be evaluated and graded by your fellow capstone participants.

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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.

5 COURSES

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PROJECTS

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn

CERTIFICATES

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Course 1 Academic literacy

This is the first course of the English for Research Publication Purposes Specialization. The course is an introduction to what you need to know about academic discourse. You’ll gain important critical reading skills to help you develop as a self-critical scientific writer. You will learn practical tools and effective strategies for increasing your academic vocabulary and grammar so that you will write well-structured coherent academic texts.

This module will help you acquire critical reading skills so that you will develop as a self-critical writer. The module covers issues related to reading discipline-specific literature, which is indispensable from developing professional expertise in writing academic texts. The focus is on fundamental concepts of scientific writing, such as logical organization and argumentation.

This module will help you acquire critical reading skills so that you will develop as a self-critical writer. The module covers issues related to reading discipline-specific literature, which is indispensable from developing professional expertise in writing academic texts. The focus is on fundamental concepts of scientific writing, such as logical organization and argumentation.

The module clarifies word-formation processes, i.e., affixation, conversion, and compounding. The focus is on strategic language re-use and ways of dealing with new words. The module provides software tools for extracting frequently occurring vocabulary specific to an area of research.

This module covers issues related to the pragmatics of academic English. The module presents an overview of the English verb system, including most frequent tenses, three aspects, and two voices. The module highlights the use of correct punctuality, which is of immense help in meeting the goal of the writing process: to ensure clear communication of ideas. The module also explains the role of modality and register in academic writing.

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Course 2 Scholarly communication

Scholarly Communication is a concise but comprehensive course on how to write research papers in English. The course will help the candidates gain a better understanding of the rhetorical conventions of English and the common challenges the candidates may face as an academic writer. The course provides instruction, exercises, structure, and deadlines needed to create a publishable paper. The aim of the course is to improve competence in scholarly communications by deepening knowledge of the core features of the scientific writing style.

Will help you develop an enhanced understanding of English written pattern, based on Anglo-American rhetorical conventions. The module covers issues relating to writing strategies, style, hedging, clear meaning, organization, and choice of first person pronouns. The focus is on improving your ability to write academic English appropriate to a research article.

Covers issues relating to the internal text structures intrinsic to a research article. The module clarifies the usage of three major types of modifiers (squinting, misplaced, and dangling) and suggests a number of strategies to avoid obvious negation. In addition, you will learn how to create stronger academic writing by choosing the right verb form used either in active or passive voice.

Will teach you how to prepare a publishable paper in the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods & Materials, Results, and Discussion) format. The module provides clear instructions on manuscript writing. You will gain a better understanding of four elements that underlie the structure of all stories, including those you write in science – Opening, Challenge, Action, and Resolution, which can be easily mapped on the IMRaD format.

Covers issues concerning the manuscript submission process. The module highlights editorial requirements, scientific integrity and publishing ethics. In addition, you will learn several self-editing techniques that will enable you to prepare your manuscript for submission. The module suggests ways to self-promote in academia.

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Course 3 Grant proposal

The course provides guidance on developing a strong application that will allow reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of your proposal. You will learn how to put your ideas into proper words, arrange a clear and concise paper and search grant market for potential funder. You will also learn how to react to negative feedback from reviewers and resubmit your proposal. The course focuses on useful project management tools and possible budget pitfalls.

In this module you will discover how to formulate the rationale of you future research and create its model in a clear and concise way. You will also learn how to effectively search and select a funder. Besides, you will be able to estimate your and your organisations strong and weak points to make the grant project and aspirations more realistic.

In this module you will discover tools which help to organise project work in an effective way. Lectures provide basic information about scheduling the project and team management. Another crucial skill you will acquire is how to estimate and justify project costs, as well as describing budget in the narrative. You will also be able to demonstrate information in numbers and visuals, which is a valuable feature of any grant proposal.

In this module you will learn how to develop and arrange sections of your proposal, write the best headings for them, and prepare the abstract. You will also learn how to make your narrative persuasive and appealing. Besides, you will solve the problem of compressing text to the right size and keeping it readable. Another important skill you will acquire is preparing a brief oral presentation of your project in case funders want to meet you.

In this module you will learn how to assess your proposal before submission and react to reviewers feedback afterwards. You will also learn how to revise your proposal for resubmission in case of failure. Two more skills for mastering are reports on processing and project closing.

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Course 4 Technical writing

Start: January 2017

The course develops technical writing skills necessary to communicate information gained through a process of technical or experimental work. The course highlights the factors that determine the degree of technicality of the language and concepts involved. You will learn how to write different technical reports, e.g., laboratory reports, research reports, design and feasibility reports, progress reports, consulting reports, etc. The course also approaches several language, structure, style, and content issues that you can encounter while reporting the results of your research.

 

 

 

 

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Course 5 English for research publication purposes: capstone project

Start: February 2017

The English for Research Publication Purposes Capstone, the specialization’s culminating project, is an opportunity for those who have completed all four courses of the specialization to apply what they have learned to write an original research paper for publication. For the final project, you will prepare a research poster, which will be evaluated and graded by your fellow capstone participants.

 

 

 

 

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Creators

Elena Bazanova

Elena Bazanova

Elena Bazanova, PhD in Education, works as Director of the Language Training and Testing Center. Elena has a wide range of publications to date reflecting her teaching and research, including discipline-specific language teaching for graduate students, advanced academic literacy, and language for research publications. Elena is a member of the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), the European Association for the Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW). She is also an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program "Developing Academic Writing Centers", USA.

Varvara Sosedova

Varvara Sosedova

Varvara Sosedova graduated from Moscow Linguistic University in 2010 and earned a PhD in Philology from Moscow City Pedagogy University in 2015, where she did research into connection between English language and culture. Varvara has a number of publications on linguistics and cultural science based on her PhD research.

Price

3 121,00 р per month

15 606,00 р per month

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