II1100 Language Support in Thesis Work 3.0 credits

Språk- och skrivarstöd vid examensarbete

The course acts as a parallel course to the bachelor thesis work.
The aim is to help students and improve the quality of texts, to act as opponents, and in presentations.
After the course the student will:
• write a feasibility study and a thesis report is structured, clear, clear, and formallycorrect
• work with writing as a process and be able to give and take constructive criticism and use it to improve their own text
• orally present their own work and the opposition on another report so that the contentis focused, structured, clear and comprehensible for the listener.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

· Genre, aim and reader

· Text cohesion and text structure

· Sentence structure and paragraphs

· Language correctness

· Source evaluation

· Report structure and formal aspects

· Peer review

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to

· write a coherent, structured and proficient report which explains and analyses a completed or on-going major project

· adapt the content, language and rhetoric of the report according to the readers

· present a completed or on-going project orally for experts and non-experts

· co-operate with others to improve his/her own texts

· give constructive criticism orally and in writing to other students in order to improve their texts.

Course Disposition

The course is normally held parallel to the students’ bachelor degree projects.

Teaching: 18 hours in 2 hour modules + presentation and public discussion. Oral and written assignments: feasibility report, written report, oral presentation and public discussion.

Registration of thesis title, supervisor and examiner should be made before the course starts.

Language of instruction Swedish

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Students who have been registered for a bachelor degree project course plus the same requirements as the bachelor degree project.

Recommended prerequisites

The same requirements as the bachelor degree project.

Equipment

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Literature

  • Höst, Regnell & Runeson: Att genomföra examensarbete, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 9789144005218
  • Walla: Så skriver du bättre tekniska rapporter, Studentlitteratur, ISBN 9789144019130
  • Skrivregler för svenska och engelska från TNC, TNC 100, ISBN 91-7196-100-3

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • PROP - Presentation and Act as Opponent, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • RAPP - Written Report, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Continuous assessment. Two modules:

  • RAPP – Written report, 2,0 hp, grades: P, F
  • PROP – Oral presentation and public discussion of thesis, 1,0 hp, grades: P, F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Richard Nordberg

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web II1100

Offered by

ICT/Information and Communication Technology

Main field of study *

Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Richard Nordberg