2019 Academic Writing Practice I

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] It is important for scientists and engineers to appeal their research findings to the society by writing technical papers. In this course, students aquire a skill to write high-quality scientific papers.
[Aim of the lecture] This lecture aims to provide students guidelines on how to prepare a well-structured and comprehensive research manuscript.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to write a logically-correct scientific paper.


scientific writing, scientific journal,

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Every lesson contains not only a lecture but also a short exercise.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Writing scientific papers Aquire knowledges and atitude to write scientific papers.
Class 2 Document types and structures Explain doccument types and their structure.
Class 3 How to write a research abstract Aquire a skill to write appealing abstracts.
Class 4 The importance of introduction chapter Aquire a skill to write appealing backgrounds and uniquness of the research.
Class 5 Experimental section Aquire a skill for concise writing of experimental section.
Class 6 Results and Discussion Understand how to construct Results and Discussion sections logically.
Class 7 Conclusions Aquire a skill to write necessary and sufficient conclusions.
Class 8 Citation and Acknowledgement Aquire knowledges for correct citation of references and writing acknowlegements.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts will be distributed.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' knowledge and skill will be assessed from exercises (100%).

Related courses

  • CAP.E612 : Academic Writing II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


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