遺伝学英語筆記表現演習 I~III 1単位 2020年 後期 開講
This course will explore principles of clear English writing and presentation. The class will address fundamentals of writing as well as specifics of preparing scientific papers and proposals as well as professional material such as applications. Writing assignments and discussion will be important aspects of the class.
The ultimate goal of this course is to obtain scientific writing skills that scientists need in order to present their research internationally. The course is designed to provide opportunities for self-development of students as independent researchers.
To obtain credit one must attend at least three of the classes and complete all course assignments. Grades will be on a A-D scale.
This year’s course is called “The Craft of Editing”. Although a few “natural” writers can produce well organized and clearly presented first drafts, for most of us, writing is often laborious and frustrating. We will discuss and practice implementing methods to identify weaknesses and improve technical writing. Class topics are shown in the schedule below.
|Introductory lecture and discussion: Defining good writing (AKASHI Hiroshi) |
The class will discuss general features of well-written science and methods to identify and improve problematic writing. Sentence diagramming and other approaches will be considered
|Common issues in less effective writing (AKASHI Hiroshi) |
We will discuss examples of writing that could be improved and determine common issues that impair clarity and communication. This class will focus on connecting ideas/sentences into larger structures.
|Workshop: critiques and rewrites (AKASHI Hiroshi) |
Class members will be asked to rewrite short sections of text and will explain how they sought to improve the presentation. General methods to enhance writing will be discussed.
|Scientific scholarship (AKASHI Hiroshi / guest lecturer TBA) |
Sound scholarship is a central element in good scientific writing. We will discuss methods for maintaining and organizing papers and how to reference/paraphrase to avoid plagiarism.