Courses Catalogue

Scholarly Writng And Publication

COURSE CODE: PPM 7103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of arts in project planning and management
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course shall be designed to provide candidates with knowledge and practical skills for advanced academic writing and publication of papers, thesis, books and other academic works. The course should cover key aspects in writing and publication of scholarly works including selecting titles, making outlines, drafting, reviewing and editing. The course should also cover key types of academic writing and referencing styles including logical argumentation styles, descriptive or narrative styles, citation and referencing styles and presentation of statistics. Since writing is a skill and a craft, which can be perfected with continuous practice, this course should provide candidates the opportunity to develop the skill practically.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The aim of the course is to enable students learn how to:

  • Plan, draft, revise, and edit articles for publication in scholarly journals;
  • Adapt writing to different audiences, purposes, and contexts;
  • Synthesize and report on the scholarly literature in any research field of interest;
  • Write in a clear, coherent, and direct style appropriate for peer-reviewed journals;
  • Write research proposals, research projects/dissertations, and professional correspondences.
  • Use a computer to access various search engines for literature, data analysis and presentation

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge on how to plan, draft, revise, and edit articles for publication in scholarly journals;
  • Adapt writing to different audiences, purposes, and contexts;
  • Synthesize and report on the scholarly literature in a research field of interest to the student;
  • Write in a clear, coherent, and direct style appropriate for peer-reviewed journals;
  • Write research proposals, research projects/dissertations, and professional correspondences
  • Efficient utilization of the computer in literature search and data analysis