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開講年度 2013年度 開講箇所 大学院基幹理工学研究科
Advanced Technical Reading and Writing1 水4デイビス

担当教員 デイビス ロジャー
学期曜日時限 春学期  水4時限
科目区分   配当年次 1年以上 単位数 1
使用教室 54-401教室 キャンパス 西早稲田(旧大久保)
科目キー 5101001048 科目クラスコード 01
授業で使用する言語 英語
  コース・コード ZZZZZZZZ
大分野名称 指定なし
中分野名称 指定なし
小分野名称 指定なし
レベル 指定なし 授業形態 指定なし


最終更新日時:2013/01/11 11:57:32

授業概要 In this course, students will develop the scientific and technical reading and writing skills they need to understand and construct research articles in their specialized field. The course will be divided into three parts. In the first part of the course, students will learn about the characteristic features of quality research studies, and how science and engineering research articles are constructed in terms of intended audience, purpose, organization, flow, style, and presentation. In the second part of the course, students will learn how to avoid plagiarism in their writing through paraphrasing and the correct citation and referencing of other people's work. In the third part of the course, students will begin writing a research paper following a typical "Instructions for Authors" guide that is found in most journals. For each section of the research paper, the teacher will explain its unique features, and the common problems found in student writing. In particular, there will be a focus on noun phrases usage in titles, definition and tense usage in introductions, process explanations in the methods section, figure and table explanations in the results section, hedging in the results and discussion/conclusion section, and formatting in the reference section.
授業計画 Week 1
Introduction to technical writing:
What is research
How do you structure a research paper

Week 2
Understanding the audience and purpose of research papers

Week 3
Understanding the structure of research papers

Week 4
understanding the style, and presentation of research papers

Week 5
Reading research papers:
macro level features of research papers

Week 6
Reading research papers:
micro level features of research papers

Week 7
Writing a research paper proposal:
choosing a topic, deciding a methodology

Week 8
Preparing to write a research paper:
understanding the "Instructions for Authors" guide in a research journal, understanding the importance of citation and references

Week 9
Writing a research paper title:
keywords, noun phrases, and prepositions

Week 10
Writing a research paper introduction:
writing definitions, understanding tense usage

Week 11
Writing a research paper methods section:
explaining methods and processes

Week 12
Writing a research paper results section:
explaining figures and tables, adjusting the strength of interpretations using hedging

Week 13
Writing a research paper discussion/conclusion section:
summarizing results, adjusting the strength of interpretations using hedging

Week 14
Writing a research paper reference section:
citation and reference formatting in specialists fields

Week 15
Summary of course
Final report submission details
教科書 Course materials will be announced in the first lesson.
割合 評価基準
その他: Student evaluations will be based on class participation, a series of homework exercises, and an end of term report.
備考・関連URL 履修上の注意:
1. Students are expected to attend each class, and actively participate in group and class discussions. Students will also be required to complete all homework exercises, and submit an extended report at the end of the semester.
2. Bringing an advanced English/Japanese dictionary to class is recommended.



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