|Lecturer||Shoji YUEN, Professor|
|Department||Graduate School of Information Science, 2011 Fall|
|Recommended for:||Graduate School of Information Science Department of Information Engineering 1st and 2nd year students (Master's Course) (2・One session / week 15 weeks / semester)|
The two-semester graduate course has been developed since 2008 based on a new teaching method that integrates the training of logical thinking skills into the training of academic writing. Its primary goal is to help graduate students, through a step-by-step training in logical thinking, develop the skills needed to write a clear and convincing academic paper for publication at a high international level.
In the spring semester students will mainly learn how to develop a preliminary thesis statement (main research idea) for their respective research, and a logical argument for the thesis statement.In the autumn semester students will mainly learn how to incorporate the thesis statement and logical argument into an abstract, introduction, and learn how to develop a counterargument or advanced argument. After successfully completing the entire course, the students should be in a good position to complete and send their papers for publication. Those who succeed in having at least one English abstract accepted for publication during the course might be employed as a teaching assistant of Mei-Writing.
The course instructor has developed a series of course materials, including
All these materials are free, and will be available for download at the course web site.
The specific goals in the 2nd semester are to help the students
The semester will cover the following lessons:
|1||Reviews on thesis statement and logical argument.|
|2||How to write a high-quality abstract.|
|3||Student presentation on abstract.|
|4||Student presentation on abstract.|
|5||Student presentation on abstract.|
|6||How to write a high-quality introduction.|
|7||Student presentation on introduction.|
|8||Student presentation on introduction.|
|9||Student presentation on introduction.|
|10||Advanced topics on logical argument and counter argument – part 1.|
|11||Advanced topics on logical argument and counter argument – part 2.|
|12||Advanced topics on logical argument and counter argument – part 3.|
|13||Advanced topics on logical argument and counter argument – part 4.|
|14||Advanced topics on logical argument and counter argument – part 5.|
|15||Review, reflection, and course evaluation.|
Based on final exam and final report.
December 23, 2019