Scientific Writing, Planning and Presentation

Course content

The course addresses higher-level aspects of communication (both written and oral) as required by a Masters student.

Education

MSc Programme in Agriculture
MSc Programme in Chemistry
MSc Programme in Chemistry with a minor subject
MSc Programme in Nanoscience

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
good practice for searching and organising literature
good practice for making figures

Skills:
to write a cover letter
to write a small grant application
to structure a research project
to create a screencast
to write a research communication

Competency:
to plan and communicate a reserach project

A mixture of lectures, group work, exercises, and student presentations

The Elements of Style
William Strunk, E.B. White
Publisher: Longman; 4th edition (August 2, 1999)
ISBN-10: 020530902X
ISBN-13: 978-0205309023

Lecture slides uploaded to Absalon

Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.

Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Other
Type of assessment details
(all assignments are English only)
Assignment 1- Cover letter (10% of total grade)
Assignment 2 - Grant Application (15% of total grade)
Assignment 3 - Outline (20% of total grade)
Assignment 4 - Presentation (20% of total grade)
Assignment 5 - Paper (30% of total grade)
In-class presentation and homework (5%)
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
several internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

The grading will be based on a combination of formal mistakes (spelling, grammar, etc.) and style.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 10
  • Practical exercises
  • 9
  • Project work
  • 145
  • English
  • 206

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
NKEA09010U
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration

1 block

Placement
Block 1
Schedulegroup
B
Capacity
50
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
Studyboard
Study Board of Physics, Chemistry and Nanoscience
Contracting department
  • Department of Chemistry
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Gemma C. Solomon   (8-727e7a777a787a794b6e737078397680396f76)
Teacher

Gemma Solomon
Karen Martinez

Saved on the 28-02-2022

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