2019 LST Academic Writing 1 B

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Life Science and Technology
Instructor(s)
Nakamura Satoshi  Yatsunami Rie  Etori Akio    Aoyama Seiko  Satou Narumi  Horikawa Akina  Ikeda Akiko 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed1-2(J233)  
Group
B
Course number
LST.A416
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/9
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

[Outline]
In this course, lecturers with professional writing experiences will teach "communicating with writing" in a variety of situations, based on their experiences. Students in this course will discuss with classmates, write papers, and deal with practical problems. "expression ability in Japanese" is fostered, which is expected to future researchers and company employees.
[Goals]
Native language ability is said to be the foundational academic ability that forms the basis of thinking skills and communication skills. So ask yourself whether you are using Japanese skillfully. One of the important roles of language is to communicate one's ideas to others. For example, in many situations you must obtain the consent of others to do what you want to do. In those cases, the key is being able to accurately convey your ideas. This course tries to foster expression ability in Japanese for accurately conveying one's own ideas to others. In the long run, improved expression ability by taking this course will allow students to better understand what others are trying to convey, and to think more deeply about students' own fields of expertise.

Student learning outcomes

Students will take a fresh look at "writing and speaking", which comes naturally, and study writing and speaking for communication. Students will learn universal, abstract topics as well as how to put them into practice for writing research abstracts, job application forms, and applications for research funding.

Keywords

Japanese, writing, thinking, interview, presentation, communication

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

An instructor gives 3 lectures to achieve a certain goal. Four instructors will give lectures in rotation. In addition, group work of 2 times gathers all and carries out. Before this course starts, we'll have a guidance.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation, The significance of the lecture Understand the significance of the lecture.
Class 2 Interview someone and report it to the others (1): Let's interview Try to get information out of your classmate. (Interview)
Class 3 Interview someone and report it to the others (2): Catch the point Catch the important contents from the imformation which a classmate gives you.
Class 4 Interview someone and report it to the others (3): Report to the others Summarize the imformation that you get and report to the others. (Presentation)
Class 5 Practical 1: Try filling out a job application (1): What is self-promotion? Think about your argument and its ground for self-appeal. sentences.
Class 6 Fill out job applications form (2): Make an assertion Construct the sentences and paragraph for assertion.
Class 7 Fill out job applications form (3): To attract readers Think how to attract readers. For example, quote.
Class 8 Group work: Write to explain your speciality (1): Who is reader? What do you want to say? Consider whom you explain to. Decide the topics and think about the structure of sentences.
Class 9 Guidelines applications for research funding (1): What is research funding? Understand a system of research funding. For getting research fund, think about research plan.
Class 10 Guidelines applications for research funding (2): To make the application read Write applications to a judging committee.
Class 11 Guidelines applications for research funding (3): Appeal one's research Think how to appeal one's research.
Class 12 Presentation (1): Common features and difference between writing and talking Understand common features and difference between writing and talking.
Class 13 Presentation (2): Presentation based on what you write talking Talk to classmates based on what you write. (Listen to the classmates' presentation.) talking.
Class 14 Presentation (3): Presentation based on what you write Talk to classmates based on what you write. (Listen to the classmates' presentation.)
Class 15 Group work: Write to explain your speciality (2): Write to communicate Write an article and evaluate it.

Textbook(s)

None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials specified by each instructor.

Assessment criteria and methods

Writing and presentation at the lecture.

Related courses

  • LST.A505 : LST Academic Writing 2

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

No prerequisites.

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