Supervising and Writing Seminar


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General characterization





Responsible teacher

Gustavo Maximiliano Florencio Rubim


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





ARTHES, Roland. “Por onde começar?”, Escritores, Intelectuais, Professores e outros ensaios.

Presença, 1975, p. 109-125.

BOOTH, Wayne C. / COLOMB, Gregory G. / WILLIAMS, Joseph M. The Craft of Research. 3rd

edition: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.

ECO, Umberto. Como se Faz uma Tese em Ciências Humanas. 13ª ed.: Presença, 2007.

GEORGES, Robert A. / JONES, Michael O. People Studying People: The Human Element in

Fieldwork. University of California Press, 1980.

GRAFF, Gerald / BIKERSTEIN, Cathy. They Say I Say. The Moves that Matter in Academic

Writing. Norton, 2006.

Teaching method

Open discussion around academic texts that can be either submitted by the instructor or brought to the seminar by the students, according to the research works they are conducting.
Practical sessions of small essay writing, bibliographical organization, on-line research or library and archive research.

Evaluation method

Class participation(25%), Final paper (10-12 pages long) combining a clearly defined topic and the commentary on a set of texts directly related to the topic. (50%), Mid-term short essay (6 pages), that must be either the close reading of one text, or the comparative analysis of two texts(25%)

Subject matter

1. Choosing a subject, containing it within the limits of a “corpus”, circumscribing our problem.

2. Deciding about the research model and the kind of framing.

3. Plannification, first sketches, revising, definition of an idea.

4. Organizing arguments and previewing counterclaims.

5. Interpretation and specific problems concerning the interpretation of interpretations.

6. Commentary, description, narration, hypothesizing, exemplification, emphasizing.

7. Trying theories, risking unheard-of concepts or metaphors.

8. Introductions, conclusions, digressions.


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