2021 Liberal Arts Final Report 7

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Academic unit or major
Humanities and social science courses
Yanase Hiroichi  Mitsubori Koichiro 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon3-4(S221)  Thr3-4(S221)  
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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 connections between student's major and the world and her/his own roles, responsibilities, and ethics in the connections, 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 identify the connections between student's major and the world and her/his own roles, responsibilities, and ethics in the connections, 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.


peer review, academic writing, practice, online activity

Competencies that will be developed

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

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.
Lesson progress may vary slightly from class to class.
The theme of the final thesis in English will be announced in the class.

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 1)
Class 2 Orientation and introduction of each class. Understanding peer-review. Understand what peer-review is. Peer-reviewing assignment 1.
Class 3 Look back over learning contents from Tokyo Tech Visionary Project, Group work for the assignment Group work for assignment 2. Reflection of past learning contents
Class 4 Writing clear and concise sentence 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.Submit the Final version of the Report.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



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. Two late arrivals count as one absence. Except for circumstances such as train delays, you will not be able to enter if you are late for more than 15 minutes (count as one absence).

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.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

E-mail will be anounced at the first class of each class.

Office hours

Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.

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