科技英文寫作:工程論文之閱讀與寫作引導
Giáo viên: 饒傑瑞
2020/03/02 ~ 2020/05/15
4 Hour/9 Week (Course is Time End)

Tóm tắt

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.

Course Object

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,.

Course Teacher Intro

  • 教師姓名:饒傑瑞教授Professor Gerry Rau
  • 教師簡介:

國立中正大學電機所教授,授課領域暨研究專長為:科技英文寫作、進階科技英文寫作。饒傑瑞教授擁有深厚的教育背景,相關著作有:

Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking Your Claim
Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything

Course Schedule

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

Course Content

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.

Course Mode

課程共有9個單元,每個單元有(a)(b)各兩支教學單元影片,分別是教師依據課程內容授課,針對文章的使用方式錄製桌面教學,讓修課學生能更清楚且容易明白教學內容。課程總規劃為9週,每週設計議題提出與助教、學生們進行討論,並設計課後線上作業。

Course Grade

Assessment

Successful participation in each lesson

Watching videos

9 lessons x 2 videos x 1% each =

18%

Participate in group forum

9 x 1% per week =

9%

Weekly Assignment

9 lessons x 4% each =

36%

Quizzes

Quiz 1: (Exemplars)

4 questions x 1% each =

4%

Quiz 2: (Overview)

8 questions x 1% each =

8%

Quiz 3: (Components)

12 questions x 1% each =

12%

Quiz 4: (Support)

9 questions x 1% each =

9%

Final feedback

 

4%

Total

 

100%

Grade Required


Course grade pass:70Grade Memo:max grade 100 point

Course Ability

Course Suggest

Required Text

Rau, Gerald (2020) Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking your Claim. Routledge.