2018 Information Literacy II 4b(IL2)

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Wakita Ken 
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Course description and aims

Following LAS.I111 (Information Literacy I), this course mainly focuses on practical skills of prosecute your research work. It covers (1) data processing, (2) academic writing, and (3) oral presentation.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Process experimental data,
2) Understand the organization of academic papers and acquire the ability to use academic writing tools,
3) Acquire the oral competence necessary to make presentations


Information Literacy, Data processing, Academic writing, Presentation

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Each class starts with a lecture and is followed by exercise problems related to the lecture.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Processing data (1): Processing experimental data Learn methods of processing and organizing experimental data.
Class 2 Processing data (2): Presenting experimental data in an effective manner Learn methods of effective presentation of experimental data to others.
Class 3 Academic writing (1): Writing tools Acquire ability to write scientific documents using either pLaTeX or Microsoft Word.
Class 4 Academic writing (2): The format of research papers Learn the organization of scientific documents and basic techniques to prepare such documents.
Class 5 Presentation: Tools Learn the purpose, difficulties, and techniques of scientific presentation.
Class 6 Presentation: Preparation of slide-ware, Effective presentation techniques Learn methods of effective slide ware preparation techniques, including layout techniques, color scheme design, addition of contrasts to your slide ware.
Class 7 Presentation Through practical presentation training, you acquire practical presentation skills.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Pointers to all materials used in class will be made accessible online.

Assessment criteria and methods

The grade will be based on your ability to utilize the computer infrastructure and academic information resources provided by our university. The course scores are based exercise problems. There is no term-end examination.

Related courses

  • LAS.I111 : Information Literacy I
  • LAS.I121 : Computer Science I
  • LAS.I122 : Computer Science II

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

Students must have successfully completed LAS.I111 (Information Literacy I), or have equivalent knowledge

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