The two-semester graduate course has been developed since 2008 based on a new teaching method that integrates the training of logical thinking skills into the training of academic writing. Its primary goal is to help graduate students, through a step-by-step training in logical thinking, develop the skills needed to write a clear and convincing academic paper for publication at a high international level.
In the spring semester students will mainly learn how to develop a preliminary thesis statement (main research idea) for their respective research, and a logical argument for the thesis statement.In the autumn semester students will mainly learn how to incorporate the thesis statement and logical argument into an abstract, introduction, and learn how to develop a counterargument or advanced argument. After successfully completing the entire course, the students should be in a good position to complete and send their papers for publication. Those who succeed in having at least one English abstract accepted for publication during the course might be employed as a teaching assistant of Mei-Writing.