Singapore University of Social Sciences

Fundamentals of Academic Writing (基础学术写作)

Fundamentals of Academic Writing (基础学术写作) (CHS101)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: January 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


CHS101 distinguishes academic writing from other styles of Chinese writing, introducing the fundamental concepts of academic writing that all students and scholars use: reading closely to analyse texts and question sources; reasoning with evidence; organizing persuasive and well- structured arguments, and communicating ideas in clear and effective prose. Students will write short exercises, then drafts of essays, and then full revisions of those essays. Through this process, they will explore specific writing issues and challenges common to college writing assignments. This course aims to lay a good foundation for students to write quality academic papers in Chinese Studies.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Writing process
  • Literature review - finding suitable sources
  • Managing sources
  • Essay structure, paragraph structure, sentence structure
  • Stylistics (vocabulary, conciseness)
  • Grammar and mechanics of writing
  • Paraphrase, summary, direct quotation
  • Introduction and discussion/conclusion
  • Writing about methodology and results
  • Abstract and title
  • Citation and referencing
  • Plagiarism and academic integrity

Learning Outcome

  • 阐释学术写作的目的
  • 确认人文社会科学学术写作的意义、价值和特点
  • 演示学术写作知识和技能
  • 应用写作过程的各个阶段
  • 说明基本论文结构的知识,包括引言、正文和结论
  • 展现为学术读者写作的能力
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