Exercise in Practical Scientific English I

Numbering Code G-ENG90 8i045 SE20 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 1 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Thu.2
Instructor name NISHIKAWA MIKAKO (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
YOROZU KAZUAKI (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
KANEKO KENTAROU (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
KOMIYAMA YOSUKE (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
TAKATSU HIROSHI (Graduate School of Engineering Senior Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is open to all master's and doctoral engineering students. It is designed to help students understand how to write a research proposal step by step. The students will write a short research proposal on a topic drawn from assigned readings from science magazines in this course.
Course Goals The primary goal of this course is to deepen an understanding of the main features of each part of a scientific paper (IMRaD). Students will develop the core competencies required for language, grammar, and style to produce a research manuscript in English throughout the course.
Schedule and Contents Course Overview
Week 1: Introduction to writing scientific research articles
Week 2: Researching a scientific topic and understanding the scientific register (genre, audience, purpose)
Preparing to Write
Week 3: Building a hypothesis and designing an experiment
Week 4: Discussing and evaluating proposals for experiments
Week 5: Awareness of the register of scientific research articles (Exercise: Creating ow Corpus)
Week 6: Using citations and references for a formal writing
Writing Processes
Week 7: Writing Titles, Abstract of the proposed research
Week 8: Writing an Introduction section
Week 9: Writing a Method section
Week10: Writing an Anticipated Results & Implication section
Week11: Writing a Budget, time schedule section
Week12: Writing a cover letter to reviewers and how to respond to reviewers
Week13: Revising a paper based on peer feedback
Monitoring and Revising
Week14: Online feedback
Week15:Online feedback
Evaluation Methods and Policy Evaluation based on 30% in-class participation, 40% reports, 30% final paper
*More than twice unexcused absence can result in course failure.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students who intend to join this course must attend the first class.
Tutorial sessions will be provided online.
Textbooks Textbooks/References The instructor will supply handout materials.
The course may switch from in-person to remote if necessary.