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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 successful run of the course in first cycle we are proud to rerun India's top SWAYAM MOOC which got more than 12500 learners across more than 80 countries and got the maximum number of exam registration among all the SWAYAM MOOCs.
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.
Objective of Course Upon completing the course, one would be able 1. To understand the importance of academic writing 2. To understand and avoid the plagiarism 3. To understand the basic skills of literature review 4. To understand 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 understand Time and team management 7. To understand digital writing or OER development 8. To understand research proposal writing, conference abstract and book writing
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 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 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

Taught by

Dr Ajay Semalty

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Anonymous
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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 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.

I…
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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 Plagiarism, Journal Metrics & Author Metrics, How to review the Literature, Paper review writing, Writing a research article, Thesis writing, Empirical Studies, Challenges in Academic Writing & Team Management, Research Proposal Writing, Conference paper/ Chapter/Book Writi…
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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 engaging with the course interestingly. The PDF transcriptions are very useful for us to follow the lessons and revising them whenever we need. Undoubtedly, we have known more things about major criteria in academic writing like Plagiarism, Journal Metrics, Author Metrics, Review paper writing, O…
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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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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
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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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I am very much happy about this course. It was very nice experience to learn Academic writing. The course best suits for research works. It is mandatory for all students to learn this course. The coordinator and team members have done great work in bringing up the course. Thank you sir for your wonderful video lectures. The exam is also easy to attend. The course was explained clearly by the instructor. They clarify doubts in forum and also in live session. It was great experience to learn this course. Thank you.
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Anonymous
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Greetings,

The course Academic Writing stands as a useful tool for me to understand the basic necessities of terms and conditions to be followed in order to exhibit a good literary work or any piece of work. The way you teach help me to understand the modules easily and the textual format present are also resourceful. The weekly quiz helps me to remember the important points as well as to test my knowledge in the subject. The self assessment test are also helpful.

The way you explain encourages me to learn more about the subject.

Thank you!
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Anonymous
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The syllabus of Academic Writing is meticulously planned and well executed. The Course Coordinator and the entire team of Academic Writing have pain-stakingly made all efforts to ensure that this course runs smoothly. I have been particularly enriched by enrolling in this course of Academic Writing. Many new avenues of academic writing were discussed in the course, to which I was unaware off, and I sincerely hope that with new knowledge gained, I am able to transmit the same, back to the classroom.
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Anonymous
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UGC providing great platform for all researcher in recent era, really its excellent course for with all my previous course as I have done in Swayam and others online learning platform.

Most thanks for Dr. Ajay Semalty, Dr. Mona Semalty and IIT Professor for such wonderful content design for all research hungry people.

Thanks for Academic Writing technical team, course conductor, supporting staff, UGC, Swayam and MHRD

Thank you so much and enjoyed learning lot from AW.

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Anonymous
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Academic writing course triggers that academic writing flair hidden in you. It answers all questions which you often were shy of asking your peers. The course is well balanced and explained in very lucid style. The discussion forum remained active throughout the course. The academic writing team members were prompt enough to answer all the queries. On the whole I would like to recommend this course to anybody interested in writing research articles.
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Anonymous
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This course is highly recommended because the modules are excellently planned and videos are really helpful and informative. I personally enjoyed the course and I thank you all for your endeavors in bringing the modules available for the participants towards completing it on time.

Thank you once again.

Truly

Kumbha V Koteswara Rao

koteswarkumbha@gmail.com

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed learning the course.

All my concepts and doubts got cleared regarding academic writing in research.

The team members were very supportive and generous while addressing the problems of the learners.

Very simple, lucid and effective language has been used to target and ignite academic writing in learners.

My heartfelt thanks to the entire team of Academic Writing.

Regards, Vidushi Singh.

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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Very Good Course..Especially for Budding Research Scholars

Well Planned..Managed..

So Fine Tuned Video Lecturers..

Best MOOC ..

Coordinators are Very Sound in Knowledge and Content Delivery more over Presentation.

I strongly recommend to all universities in INDIA, to enroll their Research Scholars for this MOOC Mandatory,So that, Rawat Sir Pointed out Gap in Research in Global to our country narrowed.

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Academic writing course is very good

Metrics Journals

A standard/ metrics is needed

1) To assess the relative suitability of the journal

2) To rank the journal on merit (impact,speed,reach)

3) To have the benchmark of competitiveness

Literature Review

Planing, concept, search and compile, organize,Focus and then Identify and analyse

Literature review is information, knowledge,wisdom
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Sunil G
Sunil is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I like very much. Due to the content, presentation technique and knowledge of presenter I personally recommended this course to more than 10 people. They also liked very much. So thank you sir for sharing such an important and useful knowledge for researchers like me and others.

Thank you very much Sir

Regards

Dr. Sunil Gaikwad
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course created insight to learn more on AW. THE TOPICS TAUGHT WERE NEW AND USEFUL FOR MY CAREER. Resource persons enriched with knowledge and they shared the in depth knowlege in simple and understanding manner. The quiz was motivating to continue the course and the activities are interesting. I could learn in my own pace without any disturbance. Grateful to AW team.

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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
It is very informative and useful to complete our thesis.

the module are structure according to the topic give which is very nice to learn and gather information according to the module given.

really i enjoyed to collect information which i needed for thesis writing

Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

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Dr. B
Dr. completed this course.
Academic Writing Course is Very good

Metrics Journals

A Standard/ Metrics is needed

1)To assess the relative suitability of the journal.

2)To rank the journal on merit(impact,speed,reach)

3)To have the benchmark of competitiveness

Literature Review

Planing,concept of literature review

Search,compile,organize,,focus,identify,analyse

Literature review get the information,knowledge,wisdom.
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