ELS-53301 Report Writing

Course

Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
Tutorial4
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. LAW Jans
Lecturer(s)dr. LAW Jans
Examiner(s)prof. dr. PJ den Brok

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English.

Assumed knowledge on:

This course is, in principle, taught only as an integral part of other existing courses that belong to a specific study programme. Only students with deficiencies in the area of scientific report writing can take this course in consultation with the course coordinator.

Contents:

This course teaches the student how to write a scientific report from the information gathered by literature study or empirical research. During two mornings or afternoons we deal with the theory and practice of report writing: text structure and components of different reports, language usage, and tables and graphs. The course has been especially designed for students who want to obtain a thorough understanding of report writing theory and principles, and who want to apply this understanding in their own writing.

Learning outcomes:

After completing the course, students are able to apply their understanding of basic theory on report writing in their writings.

Activities:

- four hours of instruction and activities.
- writing practice

- feedback on students own writing.

Examination:

The students write a report (literature report or research report).
The students will be assessed on the writing quality of their reports, determined through a criteria list.

Literature:

Course material will be provided through Blackboard.