Introduction to the Research Paper

Course Information
TitleΤεχνικές συγγραφής / Introduction to the Research Paper
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorMarina Tzoannopoulou
Course ID140000013

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 178
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GenericCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students should be able to: Understand the features of academic writing Write summaries Understand the basics of sentence, paragraph, and argument structure Use and evaluate sources Compile a bibliography Use punctuation, in-text references, quotations, and footnotes Avoid plagiarism Write papers (organization, title, table of contents, introduction, chapters, concluding chapter, references)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims to develop an awareness of the theory and conventions of academic literacy, from structure to style, with an increasing focus on the academic essay. Features of academic writing that are introduced and practiced include: the structure of paragraphs and inter-paragraph cohesion, the distinction between register and style, the conventions of register in academic writing and the development of personal style, including ways to convey writer’s stance, academic conventions of citing sources and creating footnotes and reference lists, the structure of longer texts such as essays, techniques of generation of ideas by individual brainstorming and peer consultation, and appropriate grammar and vocabulary to consolidate writing skills.
academic writing, research paper
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of power point for the delivery of lectures. Students have access to the e-learning platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment652.6
Student Assessment
Continuous and end-of-term assessment (40% continuous assessment and 60% final examination).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ιορδανίδου Άννα, επιμ., Οδηγός της νεοελληνικής γλώσσας. Αθήνα: Πατάκης, 1999.
Additional bibliography for study
Βοσταντζόγλου Θεολ., Αντιλεξικόν ή Ονομαστικόν της Νεοελληνικής Γλώσσης, 2η έκδ. Αθήνα,1962. Howard K. & J. A. Sharp, H επιστημονική μελέτη: Οδηγός σχεδιασμού και διαχείρισης πανεπιστημιακών ερευνητικών εργασιών, μτφρ. Β. Π. Νταλάκου, πρόλογος, επιμ. Κ. Μ. Σοφούλης. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 1994. Θεοφιλίδης Χρήστος, Η συγγραφή επιστημονικής εργασίας: Από τη θεωρία στην πράξη. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 1997. Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών – Ίδρυμα Μανόλη Τριανταφυλλίδη, Λεξικό της Κοινής Νεοελληνικής. Θεσσαλονίκη, 1998 [] Μαρωνίτης Δ. Ν., επιμ., Εγκόλπιο της ορθής γραφής. Αθήνα: περιοδικό Ταχυδρόμος, 1985. Μεταλληνός Γ. Δ. (πρωτοπρεσβύτερος), Εγκόλπιον επιστημονικής έρευνας. Αθήνα: Αρμός, 1987. Τριανταφυλλίδης Μανόλης κ.ά. Νεοελληνική Γραμματική (της Δημοτικής), Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών – Ίδρυμα Μανόλη Τριανταφυλλίδη, 1978.
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