LS2439 English for Writing and Presenting a Degree Project in Science and Engineering 7.5 credits

Engelska för skrivande och presenterande av examensarbete

Learn how to structure your thesis effectively, use academic language confidently and present your thesis successfully.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    P, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    51577

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Max. 54

    *) If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Susanna Zeitler Lyne <suslyne@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jamie Rinder <jamier@kth.se>

  • Target group

    KTH Staff

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide skills necessary for writing and presenting a degree project in English The course also provides general skills in text structure, scientific English in speech and writing, and English language

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- analyse how a well-written report is structured and be able to assess how his/her own report should be structured
- write an effective degree project report in scientific English using dictionaries and other resources, with not more than a few problems with grammar or style
- handle source material, quote and use references according to convention
- assess how the oral presentation should differ from the written report, with regard to the medium, time limit and target group.

Course main content

The rhetoric of the degree project report, its structure and linguistic style
Critical analysis of degree projects in English, for instance as regards research methods and visual presentation of data
Short written assignments that reflect the different parts of the report
Scientific English: grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary
Presentation technique with special focus on the oral presentation of the degree project

Eligibility

This course focuses on specific skills in English. At the start of the course, the student should therefore have general English skills equivalent to at least the level B2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for languages The student is responsible for checking his/her skills in a self-assessment test before applying for the course

Literature

Course literature will be announced before the start of the course
Recommended reference literature and electronic resources will be listed in the course information or in a similar way

Examination

  • LEXA - Continuous Assessment, 7.5, grading scale: P, F

Continuous examination by means of written assignments and short presentations.
The course is aimed at students who are going to start, or have just started, their degree project on Magister or Master's level.

Requirements for final grade

All examination parts passed
75% attendance

Offered by

ITM/Learning in Engineering Sciences

Examiner

Oliver Martin Smith <omsmith@kth.se>

Susanna Zeitler Lyne <suslyne@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.