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Best of All-Time Online Course

Academic Writing

UGC and H.N.B Garhwal University (A Central University) Srinagar Garhwal via Swayam

Overview


Number of Credits :-4
Myself, Dr Ajay Semalty, from HNB Garhwal University (A Central university) Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand welcome you on behalf of our entire team.After the two successful run of the course in last two cycles, we are proud to present India's most popular SWAYAM MOOC which gotmaximum number of exam registration (among all the SWAYAM MOOCs) and has been listed in top 30 MOOCs worldwide (http://tiny.cc/pib27april2020). So far, more than 20000 learners across more than 85 countries have taken the advantage of the course.
In academic and research, who does not want the publications? In spite of being the vital requirement in academic & research career there is no comprehensive set up of learning academic writing in the knowledge domain. This course aims to fill this gap by providing the fundamental knowledge required for effective and result oriented academic writing. It is a foundation course and the application of this knowledge completely depends on an individual learner and his or her area of research.
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.

Testimonials from learners
"....I was looking for such type of course for many years and finally, you fulfilled my wish to know more about research, guidelines about research, plagiarism, open educational resources, paper writing, thesis writing and many such significant topics for a researcher to know and understand about the various aspects of research." - Dr Anil Patil

It is a great experience. Just like it is a face to face classroom learning. The course providers actually from science faculty even though any one can access in such a way they provided all the information. Their tagged notes to the video is very useful for those who may not interact in web classes. -G. Satyanarayana,Asst. Professor, English.

"The course is interesting, creating curiosity, enthusiasm, educative, stimulating for a professional career. It is useful for practicing teaching faculty, researcher, and professionals. The presentation and transcript are useful and interesting. The presentation is clear, complete and effective. The quiz questions are interesting and challenging." -V.Chandra Sekhara Rao


Team AW
Dr Ajay Semalty
(Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)


Dr Mona Semalty
(Co-Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert)

Prof Rajat Agrawal
(Subject Matter Expert)

Mr Lokesh Adhikari
(Instructional Designer)

Pandavaas Creations Pvt. Ltd.
Production

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Course Duration 15 week
Credits : 04
Week 1
Academic & research writing: Introduction; Importance of academic writing; Basic rules of academic writingWeek 2English in academic writing I & II; Styles of research writingWeek 3Plagiarism: Introduction; Tools for the detection of plagiarism; Avoiding plagiarismWeek 4Journal MetricsWeek 5Author MetricsWeek 6Literature review: Introduction, Source of literature; Process of literature reviewWeek 7Online literature databases; Literature management toolsWeek 8Review Paper Writing, I & IIWeek 9Research paper writing I, II, IIIWeek 10Referencing and citation; Submission and; Post submissionWeek 11Thesis Writing I, II & IIIWeek 12Empirical Study I, II & IIIWeek 13Challenges in Indian research & writing; Team management (mentor and collaborators); Time ManagementWeek 14Research proposal writing; Abstract/ Conference Paper/ Book/ Book Chapter writing; OERs: basic concept and licensesWeek 15Open Educational Resources (OERs) for learning & Research; OERs development I & II

Taught by

Dr Ajay Semalty

Reviews

4.7 rating, based on 1066 reviews

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  • Sakharam K.

    Sakharam is taking this course right now.

    पुस्तक परिक्षण ज्येष्ठ कवी, लेखक डॉ. सा.द. सोनसळे यांच्या 'मूल्यवेधी सम्यक समीक्षा' या आठव्या पुस्तकाचे आगमन. डॉ.सा.द.सोनसळे हे सोनपेठ येथील कै. रमेश वरपूडकर महाविद्यालय येथे सहयोगी प्राध्यापक, संशोधक मार्गदर्शक तसेच स्वारातीम विद्यापीठाच्या...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    First of all, let me thank both the hard-working and fully-devoted people, Dr. Ajay Semalty and Dr. Mona Semalty. I am extremely overwhelmed with the way both of you have conducted the course and engaged the audience with your webinars as well. I was...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Greetings Sir, First of all I would like to express my sincere thanks to the coordinator, for conducting such a wonderful topic and which is in need of the hour. Academic Writing is an art. This course fulfill all the aspects of Academic Writing such...
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    First, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the course team of Academic Writing. Really they have conducted an awesome course to enhance our knowledge about academic writing. The video lectures are concise, simple to understand and viewers...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    From, Neeraj kumar Rohilla First of all greetings, and much thanks to Dr. Ajay This course covers - all the related and important topics . This course upheld - motivation to write correct. This Course enable - the writers to write as per the need...
  • Dr. completed this course.

    This course is designed in well manner. Outline of the course is very simple and understandable to learner. The language of video lectures are very simple and effective. The assignments given below the lectures are also useful and knowledgeable for learner....
  • Meenakshi .
    I'm Meenakshi a research scholar of Economics from NLU, Lucknow. I have joined the course of Academic Writing in August 2020. When I joined, I wasn't much aware of research writing, plagiarism in academic integrity, how to do a literature review, what...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    From, Neeraj kumar Rohilla First of all greetings, and much thanks to Dr. Ajay This course covers - all the related and important topics . This course upheld - motivation to write correct. This Course enable - the writers to write as per the need...
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    execellent i enjoyed it and it is very good to learn You're an awesome friend. You're a gift to those around you. You're a smart cookie. You are awesome! You have impeccable manners. I like your style. You have the best laugh. I appreciate you. You...
  • Anonymous
    academic writing has tended to be precise, cautious, lengthy and even pedantic. However, the pendulum is now swinging back towards a shorter and more ‘plain English’ approach. This is especially true because more and more of the likely audience speak...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    It is a great experience. Just like it is a face to face classroom learning. The course providers actually from science faculty even though any one can access in such a way they provided all the information. Their tagged notes to the video is very useful...
  • Vullikanti R.

    Vullikanti completed this course.

    The course is interesting, creating curiosity, enthusiasm, educative, stimulating for a professional career. It is useful for practicing teaching faculty, researcher, and professionals. The presentation and transcript are useful and interesting. The presentation...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    The content covered weekly is quite relevant to the topic. The topics are covered in parts (broken down from each module) that are easy to follow. There is written material of the topic covered which is easy to look at when you do not have the time to...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Hello My self, Dr. Meenakshi Bharkatiya from B.N. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Udaipur. The course of Academic Writing is one of the Excellent and effective course of Swayam. This course is very much useful for the faculty members and Research...
  • Anonymous
    The academic writing course is one of the finest course available around the globe. The overall content and way to teaching by Dr. Semalty is fresh, novel and reader-friendly. The weekly graded assessments, post-module self assessment, and module activities...
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    Patel completed this course.

    Actually I came to know about this course by my colleague and he inspired me to join this course. It is one of the significant and important on line course for teachers , students and academicians. I got very impressive by this course by knowing importance...
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    Pinki P.
    I am heartily thankful to UGC for providing me/us such kind of innovative learning course at the Swayam portal. In this course, I am learning academic writing, and improving my writing skills, gaining various knowledge about related resources and its...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Academic Writing course has thought great insights into my career even though this is my first online course. I can complete this course without any difficulty with enjoyment itself reviles the quality and user-friendly ness of the course. and more than...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I'am very please to write an review for this great academic course(Academic Writing-AW) hosted by HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar with its well experienced faculty specially our Course Coordinator Dr. Ajay Semalty and Dr. Mona Semalty, Prof Rajat Agrawal (Subject Matter Expert), Dr Rajat Agarwal for discussing empirical studies and last but not least our Instructional Designer-Mr. Lokesh Adhikari. throughout the course, content of the course were made very clear and understandable. I most give 100% to Ajay Sir for detail knowledge, energy and simple explanation for even the difficult topics. Anyways I must thank to everyone for making this course very successful and enjoyable.
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    Sonam Bhutia
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    Well Planned..Material is so Sound.For every video lecture at last summary is very good thing to follow.Almost every Video Lecture is at max 10 to 12 Minutes..which makes retention high.Video Editing is simply marvelous...good Technician is there..I think,,He/She...

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