ELS-53301 Report Writing


Credits 1.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper1
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.


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.


- four hours of instruction and activities.
- writing practice

- feedback on students own writing.


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.


Course material will be provided through Blackboard.