This course instructs skills to write reports and papers and to make presentations in Japanese in order for others to understand the contents correctly. It gives how to summarize in Japanese in comparison with in English. Targets of this course include presentation types and their features, research presentations and ethic, constructions of papers and presentations, writing papers, ways to write sentences and summary, drawing of figures and tables, making of slides and poster, search of papers and patents and presentation methods.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Write papers and reports in Japanese.
2) Make figures, tables, slides and posters to understand easily.
3) Make presentation for others to understand correctly.
4) Search information on papers and patents.
making sentences, making figures and tables, presentation skill, information search
|✔ Specialist skills
|✔ Communication skills
|✔ Critical thinking skills
|✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills
The first three classes are given by the lecturer (Hirokawa) and the following 12 classes are given by the supervisor of each student.
|Construction and preparation of papers and presentations
|Search of papers
|Search of patents
|Survey of research trends
|Survey research trends
|Construction of presentation contents
|Construct presentation contents
|Preparation of presentation contents
|Prepare presentation contents
|Preparation of presentation statements
|Prepare presentation statements
|Evaluation of presentation
The text is delivered at OCW-i.
1) Toshikatsu Nakajima, Shin-ya Tsukamoto, "Intellectual writing of scientific and engineering sentences," Koronasha, ISBN：978-4-339-07640-0
2) Tadao Kinoshita, "Writing skills for science courses, Chuokoronsha, ISBN:978-4-12-100624-0
3) Tadashi Itasaka, "Thinking skills and writing skills," Kodansha, ISBN: 978-4-061-15885-6
The lectures and the laboratory works are separately evaluated. The credit is given when the both evaluations are satisfied. The evaluation for the lecture is done by exercises and homework.
Students should belong to a laboratory and start independent research project.