Scientific English Writing

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vaknaam Scientific English Writing
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Scientific English Writing
Leerdoelen Present their research results in an academic paper at a CEFR C1 level, following the academic conventions of Spatial Sciences publications.
Omschrijving The course unit Scientific English Writing sharpens the students’ English writing skills in an academic context. The students use data collected and/ or analyzed in their IRT project or Research Internship to write an academic working paper. Students bring a piece of scientific writing they are working on; normally this will be the final document of the Individual Research Training and or Research Internship. At the start of the course, they have already written a first draft of this IRT or Research Internship work structured into the standard scientific paper format of introduction, methods, results and discussion sections. This structure assures effective feedback by the instructor on English writing in an academic context. Students also bring 2 or 3 iconic papers from their field to the instructor, to act as points of reference for the style of writing in the field.
The course is offered by the Language Center of the Faculty of Arts and focuses on one-to-one feedback on the progressive writings of the student; writing with the purpose of publishing academic work. To stimulate reflection on style and experience different types of feedback students will do a number of peer-reviews of each other’s work.
The course only concerns the improvement of the English text for academic publishing purposes but does not provide a scientific review of the paper being written. After the course, the working paper may be further developed into a peer reviewed journal article or other academic publication.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm Independent study, Practicals, Seminars
(In corona times the entire course will be taught online.)
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Individual assignments, Paper
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. F.J. Sijtsma
Docent(en) dr. N. Houtzager
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Course materials in Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden Individual Research Training (IRT) and/or Research Internship. Students must have written a first draft comprising an introduction, plus a methods, results and discussion section.
Opmerkingen This is a second year course. In the first year, students take an English test provided by the Language Center, so they know where they stand and what they can work on.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Basic programme year 2 Spatial Sciences ) 2 semester I a verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Islands and Sustainability year 2 Spatial Sciences) 2 semester I a verplicht