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) Make a logical description on academic and technological contents in Japanese.
2) Make academic papers and technical reports with figures and tables easy to understand.
3) Make a presentation with appropriate posters and/or slides to avoid misunderstanding.
4) Collect and summarize the required information from technical papers and/or patent documents.
making sentences, making figures and tables, presentation skill, information search
|✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The first three plenary classes will be given by the representative instructor, and in the following 12 classes, the corresponding academic supervisor will guide each student in the laboratory.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Writing: Difficulty in Japanese language along with comparison to English), wrong sentences, rules of writing.||Write sentences|
|Class 2||Sentence improvement and ethics: Literary expressions, procedure for a logical descriptions, conjunction and disjunction, basic expressions, misunderstandable sentences from an ethical point of view.||Sentence improvement|
|Class 3||Structure and preparation of technical papers and presentations: Reason why we write technical papers, structure of technical papers, writing of key components, to be written or not to be.||Make summary|
|Class 4||Making figures||Make figures|
|Class 5||Making plots||Make plots|
|Class 6||Making tables||Make tables|
|Class 7||Search of papers||Search papers|
|Class 8||Search of patents||Search patents|
|Class 9||Survey of research trends||Survey research trends|
|Class 10||Construction of presentation contents||Construct presentation contents|
|Class 11||Preparation of presentation contents||Prepare presentation contents|
|Class 12||Preparation of presentation statements||Prepare presentation statements|
|Class 13||Presentation practice||Practice presentation|
|Class 14||Presentation||Make presentation|
|Class 15||Evaluation of presentation||Evaluate 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
Assignｍents in the first three lectures: 30%, report on the laboratory work: 50%, evaluation from the academic supervisor: 20%.
Students should belong to a laboratory and start independent research project.