2018 Liberal Arts Final Report 10

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Instructor(s)
Kotani Yasunori  Shirabe Masashi 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(S621)  Thr3-4(S621)  
Group
10
Course number
LAH.C301
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2018/10/1
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The aim of the class is to summarize one's thought into better essay through the following three activities: deliberating a the connection between student's major and the world, improving one's writing skill through understanding academic writing, and peer reviewing.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this class, students will be able to acquire academic writing and critical thinking skills, and provide appropriate peer review advice. Also they will be able to improve the evaluation and criticism of sentences.

Keywords

peer review, academic writing, practice, online activity

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

In the first half classes, students aim to acquire the writing skill. In the second half each student sets a theme of the "Final Report" and practice peer review while receiving assistance from graduate students, i.e., peer review practical class, in order to brush up the report through peer review and to improve writing skills.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction "Invention or discovery that gave impact in 100 years" by the following class (assignment)
Class 2 Look back over learning contents from Tokyo Tech Visionary Project, Group work for the assignment, Understanding peer-review. Reflection of past learning contents, Understand peer-reviewing
Class 3 Paragraph Writing, Report peer review Understand paragraph writing. "What I thought about the invention or discovery".by the following class (assignment).
Class 4 Understandable and concise expressions. Roles of sentences in paragraphs. Understanding of peer reviews Understand how to write a sentence.
Class 5 Peer review practice in paragraphs, including subsequent review activities jointly with graduate class Understand how to write paragraphs
Class 6 Intermediate presentation. Composition of the whole sentence (such as Thesis statement) Understand the composition of the whole sentence. Short version of the Final Report until next class (assignment).
Class 7 Composition of the whole sentence, Peer review activities. Peer review with emphasis on composition.
Class 8 Quotation and citation (block quotation, abstract citation) Understand quotation and citation. The first draft of the Final Report until next class (assignment)
Class 9 Peer review of sentences including quotes Based on peer review, the draft should be revised by the next class.
Class 10 Pursuing the main subject (title, notes of composition) Attach a title to the Final Report. Revise by the next class
Class 11 Peer review of drafts, Methods of online peer review Understand methods of online peer review.
Class 12 Online peer review Online peer-review and revise the essay accordingly.
Class 13 Online peer review Online peer-review and revise the essay accordingly.
Class 14 Short presentation of the essay Summarize the Final Report for presentation.
Class 15 Final revise according to the comments of review. Submit the Final Report.

Textbook(s)

木下是雄,理科系の作文技術,中公新書,1981

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online

Assessment criteria and methods

Instructors score from the Final Report (60 points) and peer review activity (40 points)..
Plagiarism is a cheating act. Instructors do not qualify for persons who plagiarized (planned to check with software).
Mid-term submissions are mandatory. Unit approval is not possible with 4 or more absences.

Related courses

  • LAH.C401 : Leadership Workshop
  • LAH.C101 : Tokyo Tech Visionary Project

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

Third grade or higher may take this course.

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