Course detail

Writing Final Theses

FSI-0PZAcad. year: 2023/2024

The Final Thesis Writing course provides students with language suitable for writing in technical academic contexts. This course wil provide students with tips and instructions on writing long academic texts in Czech and in English. The focus is neither strictly scientific (as in final thesis seminars) nor bibliographic (literature research and referencing is covered by the FME library course). The central emphasis is placed on the text (structuring information in academic writing both in Czech and in English). The course includes an e-learning module.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

GEN3 examination recommended.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

The credit comprises regular attendance and e-learning exercises. The examination will be a test.

Attendance is compulsory and is checked on a regular basis. In well-founded cases, absences can be made up for after consulting the situation with the teacher.


Student will acquire and master

1. thinking processes resulting in expressing the topic, goals and thesis of their academic texts,

2. structuring an academic text and its parts (from the paragraph to the final thesis as a whole),

3. rhetorical functions available for expressing the contents of research into an appropriate communicative form,

4. skills to produce a coherent academic text,

5. skills to edit and format a text.

Students will acquire knowledge on structuring academic texts, which they will use in writing their final theses.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Čmejrková, Světla, František Daneš, and Jindra Světlá. 1999. Jak napsat odborný text. Prague: Leda.

Gardner, Peter S. 2005. “The Essentials of Writing.” In New Directions: Reading, Writing and CriticalThinking. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 102–32.
McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph. 2021. “Seven Steps to Writing a Literature Review.” Guides.Last modified November 15, 2021.

McCombes, Shona. 2019. “How to Write a Literature Review.” Scribbr. Last modified August 27, 2021.

Wallwork, Adrian. English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises. New York: Springer, 2013.

Černý, Michal. 2022. „Než začnete psát.“ In KISK: Kurz práce s informacemi . Masarykova univerzita.
Accessed on July 27, 2022. hanka/tvorba informaci jako proces/nez
zacnete psat.

Rajdová, Ilja. 2019. Úvod do odborného stylu pro SPU II. Course content. Brno: Masaryk University.

Vránová, Martina. 2017. Research Paper in English. Course content. Brno: Brno University of Technology.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-OBN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme N-OBN-P Master's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit


Language exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Course information and the writing process.
  2. Academic language and rhetorical functions.
  3. Literature research (bachelor thesis).
  4. Research work (diploma thesis).
  5. Discussion of students' writing.