Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Attached documents
Year 2023
Class code A6009
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 金2/Fri.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市外濠‐S404
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes)
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 100-level General Study Courses
Academic Skills Courses(Required:必修)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 100-level General Study Courses
Academic Skills Subjects

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
Academic Writing Skills II builds on the skills learned in Academic Writing Skills I and applies them to the organization and writing of a major research paper (in either the humanities or social sciences). Students are expected to take responsibility in choosing a theme and thoroughly researching it for the final paper, no less than 2500 words, excluding a bibliography (Times New Roman, 12-pt.font, double spaced [10 pages]). Course content includes essay organization, research strategies (collecting and evaluating references, conducting web searches, using electronic databases), bibliographic organization, and citation styles: footnotes, endnotes, or in-text forms of MLA and APA.
The related activities and tasks are completed mainly through such communicative approaches as presentation and discussion in order to facilitate students' thorough engagement in active communication in English. This will cultivate their listening and speaking skills in the target language as well as those of reading and writing.

【到達目標 / Goal】
This course aims to build competence in the following areas:

1. Planning and organizing a major research paper
2. Choosing, evaluating, and using academic sources
3. Building on previous research in developing an original research contribution
4. Proofreading, editing, and revising research papers

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1” and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
Each class consists of a short lecture or demonstration of academic writing principles and a number of writing or editing exercises. Often we will work together on exercises, both in small groups and as a class. We will also share and edit each other's writing, so students should be prepared for both giving and receiving constructive feedback on assignments.
Instructors will provide general feedback in class, and students will receive written feedback on submitted assignments.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineCourse Introduction Course Introduction
2 対面/face to faceResearch I Choosing a topic & organizing a schedule
3 対面/face to faceResearch II Creating a reading list
4 対面/face to faceResearch III Research skills (library visit to research online databases)
5 対面/face to faceResearch IV Collecting and
summarizing sources (review citation styles if needed)
Review and discussion
6 対面/face to faceEssay Structure I Writing a review of your sources
7 対面/face to faceEssay Structure II Research questions and narrowing your focus
8 対面/face to faceEssay Structure III Introductions and thesis statements
Review and discussion
9 対面/face to faceSpecial Working Session Report on progress
10 対面/face to faceEssay Structure IV Working with data (how to match data with thesis; “they say/I say” paradigm)
11 対面/face to faceEssay Structure V Conclusions and situating future research
Review and discussion
12 対面/face to faceEditing I Organization
13 対面/face to faceEditing II Peer editing
14 対面/face to faceFinal presentations Presentations of final paper

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are expected to complete weekly assignments and research for final paper. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be used.

【参考書 / References】
Oshima, A., & Hogue, A. (2014). Longman Academic Writing Series: 5 – Essays to Research Papers (1st ed.). New York: Pearson Longman.
ISBN: 0132912740

McCarthy, M., & O’Dell, F. (2016). Academic Vocabulary in Use. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 110759166X

Lester, J. D., & Lester, J. D. (2011). Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide (14th ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman.
ISBN: 0205059333.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation: 10%
Assignments: 30%
Final essay: 50%
Final presentation: 10%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Discussions on plagiarism have been added.