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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

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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 मराठी अभ्यास मंडळाचे विद्यमान सदस्य आहेत. त्यांची...
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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 looking for such type of course for many years and...
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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 as English in academic writing, awareness about...
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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 friendly. The video lectures are always made us...
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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 of time. Apart of all these, the course talk...
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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 of time. Apart of all these, the course talk...
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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. The subjective assignment given is also interested...
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Anonymous
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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. It is true that first at all I troubled to understand the slang of Dr.Ajay Semalty. Later I was habituated. Really their endeavor and the struggle they have taken is appreciable. Module wise lesson plans are well organized. I personally feel in some aspects they may provide more examples for the better utilization of the learners. Lastly Dr. Mona Semalty classes also very impressive concise and accurate. Her articulation of speech and presentation is good. I thank all the team members for their wonderful contribution especially the content reviewer Prof. M. S.M. Rawat.

with regards

G. Satyanarayana,

Asst. Professor of English.
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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 is clear, complete and effective. The quiz questions are interesting and challenging. There is scope for further study like registering creative commons, OER . The webinar and interaction with the participants is interesting. There may be a possibility of direct and instant feedback on the performance and interaction with the other participants. I am anxiously looking farward for preparing for the final examination. Can I down load the quiz questions, Transcript, and the correct responses? When shall I have the hall ticket issued?

Please advise me

Thank you for this stimulating learning.

yours sincerely

V.Chandra Sekhara Rao
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Anonymous
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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 listen to the full lecture that week. The course...
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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 Scholars. The course is very much informative and supports the Learning Process. The Content of Course is Awesome and you explained each and every topic in a clear and precise manner. The Internal Assessments and Weekly Quizzes were very good. This type of Online Courses helps us more to increase the Knowledge. In the current scenario, Swayam is the best platform to learn. Online Education plays a vital role. I am very much thankful to Dr. Ajay Semalty Sir and Dr. Mona Semalty Madam for such a wonderful course. It has been a great experience in learning Academic Writing. I Learned a Lot from this course. Thank U very much.
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Patel M
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 of plagiarism. One of the most important thing I learnt from this course is plagiarism and indexing of the journals. Its importance increased as it progressed. I really observed that if I would have this course earlier with me my Ph. D dissertation would have been different. All the aspects of academic writing have been covered nicely. Graded quiz is the beauty of this course. It proves very useful for me and ultimately I will be able to teach my students very nicely about good reparation of synopsis and thesis. Congratulation to Dr Ajay Semalty & his team.
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Anonymous
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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 this as 18 years experience teaching I learned...
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
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 played a important role.

suggestions:

1.for every video lecture some questions on that lecture,further makes a difference.After every module,there is self assessment which covers ,three to four video Lectures.

2.Too Much content in whole..may be A horizontal Slice is needed, in to two courses.

3.Link to creating OER(Uploading to Youtube), may be not suites the Title Academic Writing..

Please take them positively for further refining in the coming rerun of course.
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Anonymous
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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.

Thanks

Kind Regards

Sonam Bhutia
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Anonymous
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hello sir

academic writing course is very useful for teachers students and academicians,but rarely followed by the all stakeholders of education field.as in many vedioes it has been said that the VC level person fail to do justify for his published paper,mostly phd guides suppose to guide all their students how to write their report but such things not happening,this course will definitely help all research schools specially as they need all the content of academic writing .For me plagiarism and journal matrices very imp chapter that, i was searching from long time,but sir i was little worried as i am fail to understand whole chapter crystal clear i think i need more repetition .Thank you for u guidance.
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Anonymous
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Academic writing is my first course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By raising my level of academic writing, this course helps me to prepare for college-level work. After completing this course, I will be able to: - plan and write a more sophisticated argument essay - identify plagiarism and explain how to prevent it - read and analyze several articles to form my own opinion on a topic - make connections between several articles - form thesis statements from my readings - to use sources effectively when writing an essay Please note that the MOOC online version of this class give me access to all of the instructional videos and handouts.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
you fulfilled my wish to know more about research, guidelines about research, plagiarism, paper writing, thesis writing and many such significant topics for a researcher to know and understand about the various aspects of research.

It's very fruitful to all researcher,superwiser, students

And also helpful in research paper writing, paper publishing in journals, Impact factors, indexing

Review of literature,

Thanks of lot to Course coordinator, and all resources persons,in webinar and it's important point that in lock down period it's very useful for spending time and importAnce of this course is very beneficial for improve research culture in students.

Thank you very much again
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am greatful to UGC who made the platform of online learning from anywhere any time this may save the time and can optimize resources. I am always thankful to Dr. Ajay Semalty and his entire team who consistently connected during the session with all the learners on live session for and clear the doubts at optimum level. the academic writing is resource full where I learn about academic writing and other writing skills. being an academician may improve not only profession but our society and upcoming generation with the help of academic writing.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The course matter can be downloaded for ready review at any time, anywhere which is really helpful. Besides, the quizzes and assignments after every lesson is a quick brushup and some of the questions are repeated, which gives scope for learners to revive and learn faster. However, often I come up with questions in the assignment that are not there in the chapters and I have to surf the internet, though it's good for me only. Thanks to the entire team to really come up with such a comprehensive material and educating young Indians. I am hopeful that research will really get a kick-start with such initiatives.
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