Singapore University of Social Sciences

Academic Writing and Research (学术写作与研究)

Academic Writing and Research (学术写作与研究) (CHS402)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


CHS402 provides students with an opportunity to develop professionally through an investigation of academic writing in Chinese at an advanced level. Students are grounded in systematic approaches to process writing and revising text as well as to using sources and communicating their claims appropriately and ethically. Transference of these concepts to scholarly communications such as theses, proposals, literature reviews, journal articles, and presentations are highlighted.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • The connotation and value of Chinese academic writing
  • Characteristics and classification of academic papers
  • Thinking and literacy of liberal arts academic research
  • Academic questions and thesis topic selection
  • Collection and arrangement of academic materials
  • Essay writing and academic ethics
  • Conception and expression of academic papers
  • Elements and structure of academic papers
  • Writing of dissertation and research report
  • Application of research projects
  • Revision and defense of academic papers
  • Submission and review of academic papers

Learning Outcome

  • Analyze the basic theory and writing process of academic papers in the humanities and social sciences
  • Evaluate the basic methods of topic selection and data collection
  • Formulate basic strategies for academic papers from conception, and writing to publication
  • Assess key principles of effective and efficient academic writing
  • Analyse constructively your own and peers' writing, with an awareness of the collaborative and social aspects of the writing process
  • Construct independent perspectives and arguments via successful incorporation of research, and a balance between own voice and source
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