Audience: This course is primarily intended for graduate students in engineering who want to learn to read and write research articles in English. Advanced undergraduates in engineering and students in science will also find it useful.
Course Overview: The structure of research articles is different in every field, but all are structured as arguments, making claims that are supported by evidence and reasoning. These claims include ten common components, each of which has an important role in the argument. By learning to identify words and phrases that mark these components, students will be able to read faster and more effectively. Moreover, Chinese and English writing styles are different, and the expectations differ for every type of writing (journal articles, conference papers, thesis, ...). To have your work accepted, it is important to match the expected format of your field for whatever you are writing.
Learning Objective: In this course students will learn to read research articles in their field more effectively, based on an understanding of their argument structure, then use that knowledge to lay out their own article by:
1) analyzing the structure of an exemplar articles in their field,2) making tables to show that structure,3) commenting on the work tables of other students,.
Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking Your ClaimMapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything
第1週:Course Introduction: Identifying good exemplar articles
第2週:Overall format of research articles: IMRD vs. IPTC
第3週:Argument structure of research articles: IMRD vs. IPTC
第4週:Research Article Introduction: Establishing the Importance of and Need for the Research
第5週:Research Article Process or Method: Demonstrating the Continuity and Novelty of your Research
第6週:Research article final two divisions: Verifying the contribution of your research
第7週:Supporting your claims: Evidence from past research
第8週:Supporting your claims: Evidence from current research
第9週:Styles and Sequencing Strategies
This course will be conducted in English, so students can practice listening as well as reading skills. Students will learn the argument structure of an article in their field, so they can read research faster and write in the same format.
Successful participation in each lesson
9 lessons x 2 videos x 1% each =
Participate in group forum
9 x 1% per week =
9 lessons x 4% each =
Quiz 1: (Exemplars)
4 questions x 1% each =
Quiz 2: (Overview)
8 questions x 1% each =
Quiz 3: (Components)
12 questions x 1% each =
Quiz 4: (Support)
9 questions x 1% each =
Rau, Gerald (2020) Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking your Claim. Routledge.