2020 Scientific Communication

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Ricinschi Dan  Gonzales Hazel Bantolino 
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Course description and aims

The course aims to cultivate students' practical communication skills focusing on effective writing and speaking about scientific topics. It introduces students on how to effectively communicate their research and it also introduces different ways to present scientific data to various audience. In addition to providing information synthesized from relevant reference books, instructors offer students practical advice from their own experience as scientific presenter, conference attendee, paper author, peer-reviewer and/or journal editor.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to
-learn effective ways in reporting scientific data.
-confidently and effectively connect with various types of audience.
-acquire and enhance the ability to speak confidently in English about technical issues
-acquire and enhance the ability to write effectively scientific papers by selecting appropriate contents, vocabulary and grammar


scientific reporting; scientific paper; written communication; oral communication

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The class has the "write⇨speak⇨communicate" pattern, so contribution from each student is required. There will be practice of scientific reporting through writing and interaction with everyone in the class. There will also be short reading assignments and some in‒class exercises that will require reactions or opinions of the students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 13:30-15:10,Thu., June, 25 at Suzukake-dai J221 Course Orientation -
Class 2 13:30-15:10,Thu., July, 2 at Suzukake-dai J221 Review of Scientific Method of Analysis -Scientific Process and Scientific Paper Structure Learn how scientists work and how they report their work.
Class 3 13:30-15:10,Thu., July, 9 at Suzukake-dai J221 Strategies for Effective Scientific Communication - Ways of Reporting Experimental Data - Do's and Don'ts for Written and Oral Communication Learn the various ways including efective techniques of relaying important scientific findings.
Class 4 13:30-15:10,Thu., July, 16 at Suzukake-dai J221 Oral Communication Practice - Discussion of Scientific Issue - Audience Classification Learn to communicate research to various types of audience.
Class 5 13:30-15:10,Thu., July, 23 at Suzukake-dai J221 Enhancing the Impact of Scientific Oral Communications Learn to optimize the delivery of an oral presentation or debate, content‒wise and language‒wise.
Class 6 13:30-15:10,Thu., July, 30 at Suzukake-dai J221 Enhancing the Impact of Scientific Oral Communications Learn to optimize the delivery of an oral presentation or debate, content‒wise and language‒wise.
Class 7 13:30-15:10,Thu., Aug., 6 at Suzukake-dai J221 Enhancing the Impact of Scientific Written Communications Learn to effectively inform and persuade in writing: content-wise and language‒wise optimization.


None-learning materials will be provided by instructors

Reference books, course materials, etc.


Assessment criteria and methods

70% homework assignments, 30% participation in class activities

Related courses

  • None

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Mondays from 14.00 to 16.00 (by appointment)

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