2022 Master's Scientific Communication

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Career development courses
Instructor(s)
Ricinschi Dan  Gonzales Hazel Bantolino 
Class Format
Lecture    (Livestream)
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr5-6()  
Group
-
Course number
LAC.M562
Credits
1
Academic year
2022
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2022/4/7
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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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

Keywords

scientific reporting; scientific paper; written communications; oral communications

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 14:20-16:00, Thursday, June 16, Zoom Course Orientation -
Class 2 14:20-16:00, Thursday, June 23, Zoom Review of Scientific Method of Analysis -Scientific Process and Scientific Paper Structure Learn how scientists work and how they report their work.
Class 3 14:20-16:00, Thursday, June 30, Zoom 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 14:20-16:00, Thursday, July 7, Zoom Oral Communication Practice - Discussion of Scientific Issue - Audience Classification Learn to communicate research to various types of audience.
Class 5 14:20-16:00, Thursday, July 14, Zoom 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 14:20-16:00, Thursday, July 21, Zoom 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 14:20-16:00, Thursday, July 28, Zoom Enhancing the Impact of Scientific Written Communications Learn to effectively inform and persuade in writing: content-wise and language‒wise optimization.

Textbook(s)

None-learning materials will be provided by the instructors

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None

Assessment criteria and methods

The achievement grade of the individual students will be evaluated mostly on the basis of homework assignment(s). Class exercises and/or quizzes during some lectures will be considered in calculation of the final grade. In addition, active student participation in interactive group discussions during some lectures should also be expected to favorably reflect on the final grade.

Related courses

  • None

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

None.

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

iidpinfo[at]jim.titech.ac.jp

Office hours

by appointment

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