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Learn Academic Writing

Objectives of Course


Upon completing the course, one would be able 

1. To differentiate between various kind of academic writings.

2. To identify and avoid the plagiarism.

3. To practice the basic skills of performing quality literature review.

4. To practice the basic skills of research paper, review paper and thesis writing.

5. To target the research work to suitable journal and communicate for publication

6. To practice the Time and team management.

7. To practice digital writing or develop Open Educational Resources (OER).

8. To write research proposals, conference abstract and book chapters/ book proposals.

Target Group

Any student or learner who wants to learn the academic writing. The course shall be helpful for PG students, research scholars, young scientists and faculty members (of any discipline or subject) for their career growth.  

Course layout

Course Duration 15 week

Credits : 04

Week 1 

Academic & research writing: Introduction; Importance of academic writing; Basic rules of academic writing

Week 2 

English in academic writing I & II; Styles of research writing

Week 3 

Plagiarism: Introduction; Tools for the detection of plagiarism; Avoiding plagiarism

Week 4

Journal Metrics

Week 5

Author Metrics

Week 6

Literature review: Introduction, Source of literature;  Process of literature review

Week 7

Online literature databases; Literature management tools

Week 8

Review Paper Writing, I & II

Week 9

Research paper writing I, II, III

Week 10

Referencing and citation; Submission and; Post submission

Week 11

Thesis Writing I, II & III

Week 12

Empirical Study I, II & III

Week 13

Challenges in Indian research & writing; Team management (mentor and collaborators);  Time Management

Week 14*

Research proposal writing; Abstract/ Conference Paper/ Book/ Book Chapter writing; OERs: basic concept and licenses

Week 15*

Open Educational Resources (OERs) for learning & Research; OERs development I & II

Additional Week*

Ethics in Research: Research fraud, competing interest, authorship, slicing research, FFP, COPE guidelines.

* The contents of these weeks (in total) cover the UGC’s newly introduced subject “Research & Publication Ethics”

prescribed for Pre Ph D Courses work of every subject.

Books and references

  • Ajay Semalty, Academic Writing, 2021, ISBN: 9789390211739, BS Publications, Hyderabad, India; https://bspublications.net/book_detail.php?bid=1574
  • Ajay Semalty, Mona Semalty, Art of Writing and Publishing in Pharmaceutical Journals, 2021, ISBN: 9789386819994, Pharma Med Press, Hyderabad, India, https://bspublications.net/ 
  • Judith Clare Helen Hamilton, Writing Research: Transforming Data into Text, 2003, ISBN 9780443071829, Churchill Livingstone, https://www.elsevier.com/books/writing-research/clare/978-0-443-07182-9
  • Mathukutty M Monippally, Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers, ISBN 9788132104414, Sage Publications, New Delhi, India.
  • Semalty A, Literature Search & Reference Management in Academic Writing, https://pharmastate.academy/courses/literature-search-reference-managements/
  • Semalty A, Genuine Book Writing, https://docstate.academy/courses/genuine-book-writing/
  • Semalty A, Systematic Review & Meta-analysis, https://docstate.academy/courses/systematic-review-meta-analysis/
  • Semalty A., Systematic Review & Meta-analysis (Advanced),  https://docstate.academy/courses/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
  • Semalty A., Qualitative Research And Review Writing,  https://docstate.academy/courses/qualitative-analysis-and-review-writing/ 
  • Report Writing, IGNOU, https://egyankosh.ac.in/handle/123456789/14018 
  • Peter, V. John, Writing a Research Paper, IGNOU, https://egyankosh.ac.in/handle/123456789/35677
  • UGC, Guidance Document “Good Academic Research Practices”; Sept. 2020, https://www.ugc.ac.in/e-book/UGC_GARP_2020_Good%20Academic%20Research%20Practices.pdf
  • Gupta, Anju Sahgal, Copyright and Plagiarism, https://egyankosh.ac.in/handle/123456789/72449
  • Course Coordinator’s Online Courses: https://pharmastate.academy/profile/ajaysemalty/
  • Free lectures on Academic writing on YouTube Channel: https://cutt.ly/OKlive
  • Refer further links and references which are given in each modules’ content.

Join this Course visit https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/cec22_ge44/preview

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