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海外教授主讲课程“科技论文写作”开课通知

发布时间:2017-08-31  发布作者:  点击数:

       美国亚利桑那州立大学(Arizona State University)Teresa Steimle老师,应物理与微电子科学学院邀请来我校讲授“科技论文写作”课程。欢迎广大研究生选修学习。

一、课程名称:Demystifying Scientific Writing(科技论文写作)

二、讲授内容:该课程主要为了提高高年级的研究生的论文撰写水平而设置。教学内容主要包括英文科技论文写作过程中语法、句式、规范的句子表达方式、句与句之间的严谨的逻辑联系、段落层次、通篇润色提升等各个环节。教学方式采用密集型小班课堂授课与课后一对一辅导的形式进行;每小时课堂授课后均配有等长时间的答疑辅导,针对研究生自己撰写的论文初稿进行训练式修改;

三、海外教授简介:层担任亚利桑那州立大学材料学系学生写作研讨班辅导员,为国际学生开设过口语培训与考试班并为亚利桑那州立大学的学生开设“英语语言技能培训与提升”等课程,在英语学术论文写作的教学方面,经验丰富。近年曾在华东师范大学讲授研究生“科技论文写作”课程,获得好评。

四、时间地点:见附件

五、课程校内联系教师:物理与微电子科学学院庄秀娟老师、课程助教葛翠环同学;联系方式:13187039814,qq:895893753


研究生院

2017年8月31日



附件1:授课计划

时间地点:2017-2018学年秋季学期(2017年9月4日-9月24日)

一班课程表:

Mon

Tue

Wen

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

9月4号

上午8:40

第1讲

研D210

5号

上午10点

office hour

研D207

6号

上午8:40

第2讲

研D210

7号

上午10点

office hour

研D 209

4号

上午8:40

第3讲

研D210

9号

10号

11号

上午8:40

第4讲

研D210

12号

上午10点

office hour

研D207

13号

上午8:40

第5讲

研D210

14号

上午10点

office hour

研D 209

15号

上午8:40

第6讲

研D210

16号


17号

18号

上午8:40

第7讲

研D210

19号

上午10点

office hour

研D207

20号

上午8:40

第8讲

研D210

21号

上午10点

office hour

研D 209

22号

上午8:40

第9讲

研D210

23号

24号

上午8:40

第10讲

研D 207

二班课程表:

Mon

Tue

Wen

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

9月4号

下午1点

第1讲

研D 210

5号

上午10点

office hour

研D207

6号

下午1点

第2讲

研D 210

7号

上午10点

office hour

研D 209

8号

下午1点

第3讲

研D 210

9号

10号

11号

下午1点

第4讲

研D 210

12号

上午10点

office hour

研D207

13号

下午1点

第5讲

研D 210

14号

上午10点

office hour

研D 209

15号

下午1点

第6讲

研D 210

16号


17号

18号

下午1点

第7讲

研D 210

19号

上午10点

office hour

研D207

20号

下午1点

第8讲

研D 210

21号

上午10点

office hour

研D 209

22号

下午1点

第9讲

研D 210

23号

24号

下午1点

第10讲

研D 210

注1:上课教室与office hour均安排在研究生院楼D栋二楼教室,课表中研D 207为研究生院楼D栋207教室,研D 209为研究生院楼D栋209教室,研D 210为研究生院楼D栋210教室;授课时间每节一小时;office hour每次1小时45分钟;

注2:共计50人,分成了两个小班,一班上午8:40-9:40上课,二班中午1:00-2:00上课,两个班office hour时间均为10:00-11:45。

附件2:课程教学大纲

(约32学时,其中课程讲授16学时,实例辅导16学时)

Hunan University Technical Writing Lectures (10)

CLASS #1: The Introduction - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Introductions

Method & Approach to the “Introduction” section

Structure & Format of Scientific papers

Learning Objectives & Overview of course

Grammar: Verb Tense, Unity, Sentence Structure, Clauses, Transitions and/or Signal Words, Voice, The Paragraph

Homework for next class:

1. Complete the Student Information form, and write a paragraph evaluating your strengths and weaknesses in writing in English.

2. Analyze the “Introduction” section of the paper “The synthesis of flexible polymer blends from polylactide and rubber”. Write a description of what the author is doing in each sentence.

CLASS #2: The Introduction (continued) - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Review and Discussion of homework article: “The synthesis of flexible polymer blends from polylactide and rubber”

Develop a model of a typical “Introduction”.

Apply the model to an example Introduction in class

Homework for next class:

1. Student Writing Exercise: Write an “Introduction” using the model we developed in class.

CLASS #3: Methodology Section - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Introduce the “Methodology” section

Overview, Purpose, Author Information, Voice, Verb tenses, Articles, Adverbs & Adjectives

Homework for next class:

1. Analyze the “Methodology” section for the paper, “Changes in the chemistry of groundwater in the chalk of the London Basin”,(Dennis, F.)Write a description of what the author is doing in each sentence.

CLASS #4: Methodology Section (continued) - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Review and Discussion of homework article, “Changes in the chemistry of groundwater in the chalk of the London Basin”,(Dennis, F.)

Develop a model using the example “Methodology” section

Review the purpose of the “Methodology” section, and apply the model to an example “Methodology” section in class

Homework for next class:

1. Student writing Exercise: Write the “Methodology” section for prompt given in class using the model we developed.

CLASS #5: Results Section - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Introduce the “Results” section

Overview, Results – Purpose, Structure, Grammar & Writing Skills, Sequence: the order and how long, Frequency: how often, Quantity: how much, Causality: Interrelatedness of events, Build a Model, Structure, Word Lists

Homework for next class:

1. Analyze the “Results” section of the paper titled: “A modelling approach to traffic management and CO exposure during peak hours”. Write a description of what the author is doing in each sentence.

CLASS #6: Results Section (continued) - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Review and Discussion of homework article, “A modelling approach to traffic management and CO exposure during peak hours”.

Develop a model using the example “Results“ section.

Review the purpose of the “Results” section, and apply the model to an example “Results” section in class.

Homework for next class:

1. Student writing exercise: Write the “Results” section for the prompt given in class using the model we developed.

CLASS #7: Discussion/Conclusion Section - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Introduce the “Discussion/Conclusion” section

Overview, Purpose, Structure, Grammar & Writing Skills, Modals, Verb tense, Build a Model, Word Lists, Model for Conclusion

Homework for next class:

1. Analyze the ‘Discussion/Conclusion” section of the paper titled: “Cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) skills and quality of life in stress related disorders” (handout). Look at each sentence and write a description of what the author is doing in each sentence.

CLASS #8: Discussion/Conclusion Section (continued) - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Review and Discussion of homework article, “Cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) skills and quality of life in stress related disorders”.

Develop a model using the example “Discussion/Conclusion“ section.

Review the purpose of the “Discussion/Conclusion” section, and apply the model to an example in class.

Homework for next class:

1. Student writing Exercise: Write the “Discussion/Conclusion” section for the prompt given in class using the model we developed in class.

CLASS #9: The Abstract - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Introduce “The Abstract”, Overview, Background, Aim or purpose, Problem, Accomplishments, Methodology and materials, Results, Achievement/contribution, Implications, Applications, Limitations and future work.

Homework for next (final) class:

1. Study the examples presented in class, and develop a model for an “Abstract”. Look at each sentence and write a description of what the author is doing in each sentence.

2. Using that model, write an Abstract for the research that you wrote about in your last assignment (“Discussion/Conclusion” section). Make sure you include a title. Be prepared to share your “Abstract” with the rest of the class.

CLASS #10 The Abstract (continued) - PowerPoint Presentation (60 MINUTES)

Review and Discussion of the “Abstract”.

Students share and evaluate their “Abstracts” using the models they developed.

Review of main points of the course

      Final Course Evaluations

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