Academic Skills

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode WMPH17002
Vaknaam Academic Skills
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Academic Skills
Leerdoelen At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. translate a specific question or topic into a targeted literature search, and execute it using modern search engines;
2.extract the needed information from the scientific papers effectively and quickly;
3. understand the differences between different types of publications and their purposes and how they are evaluated by the peer review and editorial processes;
4. structure a paper in a coherent way, know where to put/find different types of information and figures;
5. present the discussions on the scientific content by evidence based arguments and write them sing appropriate language and tense that ensures accuracy of meaning;
6. build up a scientific presentation based on their research results;
7. prepare the presentation slides in the right number and optimal quality;
8. deliver a presentation with proper visual impact and deal with questions from audience;
9. handle possible problems before and during the presentation;
10. correctly acknowledge the work of others, how to paraphrase and how to distinguish between ‘plagiarism’ and ‘good academic practice’.
Omschrijving This course is a mandatory part of the Master Research Project and will equip students with basic academic skills needed for their academic career and beyond. The students will acquire competences on:
i) how to adopt a coherent strategy for searching the scientific literature online and using research databases;
ii) developing critical thinking by reading and interpretation of assigned scientific papers;
iii) clear and concise writing of scientific manuscripts including plotting of graphs and accurate way of referencing for submission to journals followed by mock peer review process;
iv) presenting the scientific content of the written manuscript in well-organized talks with appropriate visual impact, including critical self-reflection; and
v) understanding academic integrity, the need for it, correctly interpreting and acknowledging the work of others thereby avoiding plagiarism.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR)
(The mark for this course will be pass/fail. It is a mandatory part of the Master Research Project and students have to pass this course to finish their research.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator M.H. Diniz Guimaraes, PhD.
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