Technical English 1 University of Tsukuba
Improve reading and writing skills related to technical English.
(1) Familiarizes with the format followed by the vast majority of papers published in scientific journals today. (2) Acquaint with a good idea to write short, clear sentences and put words in a sentence in the correct order. (3) Capable of writing a good title and concise abstract that reflect writing skills (4) Proficient in writing introduction and understanding how to paraphrase other people’s work without plagiarism (5) Know the various ways of Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences to make the research work writing easy to read. (6) Expertise in simple way of presentation of the results and methods with well-organized content to make accessible to the reader (7) Skilled in explaining concise sentences using fewer words without losing any important content. (8) Well trained in minimizing all possible sources of ambiguity (9) Distinguish the way of presentation of the discussion part and concise conclusion. (10) Know-how to respond and reply to the critics of the peer review and in modifying the manuscript.
Practice exercises (50%) and (50%) submit a short review for a selected scientific paper.
Writing skill of Research papers are indented to demonstrate a student’s academic knowledge of a subject. This subject is very useful for undergraduate engineering student to write a clear and concise article. When attending the lecture, students are advised to take notes to gain a better understandingLecture 1: Format of a Research Paper; Readability Lecture 2: Word order; Breaking up long sentences Lecture 3: Titles, Abstracts Lecture 4: Introduction, Paraphrasing Lecture 5: Structuring Paragraphs and Sentences Lecture 6: Methods and Results Lecture 7: Redundancy/Conciseness Lecture 8: Avoiding Ambiguity, Hedging and Criticizing Lecture 9: Discussion and Conclusions Lecture10: Viewpoints of reviewers and editors in scientific journals
Online Course Requirement
Basic knowledge of English writing skill is a prerequisite for writing scientific journal. Avoid to use Phone and Don’t chat in class with other students.
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