|Course Code :||2003FBDBMW|
|Study domain:||Linguistics and Proficiency|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||84|
|Contract restrictions: ||Exam contract not possible|
|Language of instruction :||English|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Tutor(s)||Tom Van Hout|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Upper-intermediate level in spoken and written English
2. Learning outcomes
successful completion of the course, students will be able to
describe the principles of effective
academic and business communication
prepare and deliver academic/business presentations
reference sources used in their work
use peer and instructor feedback to revise
an understanding of standards and ethics for academic success
3. Course contents
purpose of the course is
to enhance students’ academic and
to raise students’ critical awareness of
textually mediated information societies
is designed to provide the following knowledge and skills:
can plan, draft, write and revise an academic paper/business report
can plan, design and deliver an academic/business presentation
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Practice sessionsTutorialsSkills training
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments:IndividuallyAssignments:In groupCasussen: In group
5. Assessment method and criteria
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsCase studiesParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Study material
Krisitin (2012) Academic Writing. A resource for researchers. Leuven: Acco.
Robert (2002) Scientists must write. A guide to better writing for scientists,
engineers and students. London: Routledge.
Michael (2003) The craft of scientific presentations. Critical steps to succeed
and critical errors to avoid.
New York: Springer-Verlag
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Doumont (2009) Trees, maps, and theorems. Effective communication for rational
minds. Kraainem: Principiae.
Alf (2006) The scholar’s progress. Essays on academic life and survival.
D. Eric & Walters, Gale Climenson (2002) Scientists must speak. Bringing presentations
to life. London: Routledge.
7. Contact information
(+)last update: 22/02/2013 10:43 tom.vanhout