Course title
Advanced Research Paper Writing &Presentation

yamazaki atsuko Click to show questionnaire result at 2018
Course content
This course aims to help graduate students develop skills to write and present research papers in English successfully. Students will learn strategies necessary for writing and communicating effectively in English in technical and scientific profession through practices. Students will be required to write a short research paper and to give two presentations based on the paper. E-learning materials will be provided to help students enhance their proficiency in general English.
Purpose of class
To develop skills to write a logical and comprehensive research paper and to give an effective research presentation in English
Goals and objectives
  1. To develop skills to organize a research paper logically and clearly.
  2. To enhance skills to give an effective research presentation in English.
  3. To improve English reading comprehension skills in science and engineering.
  4. To acquire strategies for communicating effectively in English in technical and scientific contexts
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to the course, Structure of a research paper, General characteristics of each section in a research paper review of technical terms 250minutes
2. Research paper writing 1 : Paragraph, Topic sentence and supporting sentences in a research paper, From the introduction section to the body section to read research papers 250minutes
3. Research paper writing 2 : Unity and Coherence, Making logical flows, Parallel forms, Abbreviations to review the structure of research papers 250minutes
4. Research paper writing 3 : Articles, Countable and uncountable nouns, Numbers, Citing and quoting to write the introduction of the research paper 250minutes
5. Research paper writing 4 : Verbs in engineering papers, Tenses, Passive and active voices, Active writing to write the experimental and methods 250minutes
6. Research paper writing 5 : Method section, Figures and tables, Connecting sentences, Cause and effect to prepare the reference 250minutes
7. Presenting a paper: Presentation strategies, Power Point strategies, First writing assignment due (Introduction section) to write resutls 250minutes
8. Presentation 1: Introduction & Method sections only (International conference session practice) to write discussion 250minutes
9. Research paper writing 6 : Analysis section, Separating an opinion from findings, Prepositions to check the manuscript 250minutes
10. Research paper writing 7 : Plagiarism, Dangling participles to prepare power point files for your presentation 250minutes
11. Research paper writing 8 : Conclusion, References, Acknowledgments, Modals verbs to train a short presentation 250minutes
12. Research paper writing 9 : Abstract, Revising the title, Gerunds and infinitives
Research paper writing10 : Self-editing, About submitting a paper
to review the manuscript based on the guidance given by the teachers 250minutes
13. Presentation 2 (session 1) : the whole paper (International conference session practice) to review the manuscript based on the guidance given by the teachers
To prepare for your presentation
14. Presentation 2 (session 2) : the whole paper (International conference session practice) , the deadline for the final paper (2 pages) To prepare for your presentation
To finish your final paper
15. Presentation of a paper 2 (Conference session practice), Final writing assignment (Two-page research paper) due
Total. - - 3500minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Final Paper A short presentation Final presentation Introduction of a short research paper Total.
1. 30% 0% 0% 10% 40%
2. 0% 10% 20% 0% 30%
3. 5% 0% 0% 5% 10%
4. 5% 5% 5% 5% 20%
Total. 40% 15% 25% 20% -
Evaluation method and criteria
A short presentation:10%
Final presentation:20%
Introduction section of a short research paper 10%
Assignments 5%
A short research paper:45%
A score of 60% is required to pass this course. 総計60%以上を合格とする。
Textbooks and reference materials
No textbook, Handouts will be provided.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Lunch Time on Wednesdays
  • Before and after class
  • Other office hours are available by appointment.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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