Students will find topics to write about and acquire techniques for writing.
By the end of this course, students will be able to write according to the format for academic papers as a result of practice.
academic writing style, contents, writing habit
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The class will be divided into small groups in this course consisting of exercises.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Prepare contents to write.||Make an experiment for revealing what you want to know.|
|Class 2||Style is simple. Problem, Objectives, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion with Bibliography.||Make a very short story according to the format of academic written style.|
|Class 3||How to make a research question.||Find a problem.|
|Class 4||Describe a problem.||Pick up some sentences which address problems and make your own notes in terms of the characteristics of problem sentences.|
|Class 5||Analyze the structure of a paragraph.||Make a story using only topic sentences.|
|Class 6||Do literature research while writing a paper.||Take notes if you find rules which you do not know in APA Manual.|
|Class 7||Presentation||Prepare a presentation on a theme that you have chosen.|
|Class 8||Summary and Assessment||Send comments on the last presentations by email.|
Not specified but your notebook will be your own textbook. Bring your notebook. Buy a B5 small note at a dollar shop (a.k.a 100 yen shop).
How to solve it. G. Poliya, Maruzen.
Rikakeino Sakubungijutsu, Koreo Kinoshita, Iwanamishoten.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Asociation, Sixth Edition, Igakushoin.
Chicago Style Manual, online pdf. http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.orgabout16_facsimile.html
Assessment is based on the contribution to discussions, poster presentations, a final report.