Analytical Writing Course Admission

With guided practice, participants explore the process of planning, composing, editing, and finalizing written business communications for a variety of audiences. They will be exposed to relevant analytical contexts and genres, including executive summaries, critique, research writing (including evaluating sources). The participants will learn to understand and use principles of how information is structured and adapted for different audiences, purposes, and genres. To achieve this, they will also concentrate on developing skills of drafting and revision, so that ideas are expressed effectively via appropriate sentence structures, grammar, and style/tone.
After successfully finishing the course participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from ICARE.

Learning outcomes
The objectives of the course will be achieved by requiring the following learning outcomes for participants:
• Effectively engage in the process of writing individually.
• Analyze and replicate various writing genres for different audiences.
• Identify and evaluate evidence from electronic and print resources.
• Incorporate evidence in papers following accepted academic and professional standards.
• Read, listen to and critically respond to a number of sources within professional areas of participants’ interest.
• Analyze their writing and overtime progress, and develop a plan for further improvement.
• Utilize English to communicate messages effectively.
• Design and give effective oral presentations.

Target audience
Participants are not expected to be intimately familiar with analytical writing; however, it is recommended that they have English language skills.

Teaching methods
The course will consist of lectures, group activities, readings, writing assignments, quizzes, and presentations. Participants will be provided with the following textbook “English for academic study: Extended writing & research skills,” by McCormack, J. &Slaght, J, 2005. Other readings and material will also be made available. Besides lectures, an office hour is scheduled each week to reinforce the material presented in class and to help participants with homework assignments problems.

Mr. Donatelle did his Master of Arts in Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. Currently, he teaches Analytical Writing and Technical Writing in the undergraduate business program at ICARE / Agribusiness Teaching Center (for details see LinkedIn profile).

Course duration
The course will start on October 1st, 2019 and last until January 20th,2020.

Course working language
The language of instruction will be English.

Course participation fee
The course fee is AMD 120,000 which must be paid the first week of October. While similar hands-on courses are quite expensive, ICARE partly covers the associated expenses for the participants, thus staying true to its charitable, social, scientific, and educational commitments.

Registration procedure and deadline 
If interested, please send your CV at
Registration deadline is September 25, 19:00.
Due to limited seating only shortlisted applicants will be notified for participation.

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Olga Shakhsuvaryan at (010) 58-79-57 (extention 16).
International Center for Agribusiness Research and Education (ICARE).
Address: 74 Teryan Street, 0009 Yerevan.