Course Syllabus (2020 fall semester)

2020-10-27
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Course Syllabus (2020 fall semester)

I.  General Goal

    To enhance students’ competence in writing a research proposal and the capability in coping with an effective scientific communication.

II.  Essential Objectives

1.           Understand what differences between a scientific paper and a scientific oral presentation

2.           Understand basic strategies, principles, and skills involved in writing a competitive proposal and making an effective presentation with a high quality of PPT slides

3.           Understand the important tips of a qualified research proposal and an attractive presentation as well as its skills

4.           Finally, to enlighten students’ logical and hypothetic thinking for their innovation capability in degree study.

III.  Teaching Philosophy on the Course

The missing of two essential abilities/diathesis among most graduate students, i.e. scientific writing and talking, call for an interdisciplinary, comprehensive course aiming at improving students’ quality in their scientific research. Herein, we opened a course, named as “Academic Writing and Presentation”, for graduate students with our special design and teaching philosophy stated as follows:

1.       On course content design, the basic knowledge and principles of scientific research methodology are especially provided and highlighted. The emphasized training efforts in this course are mainly put on the comprehensive analytic methods, logical justification for a proposed research topic, as well as its normalized scientific writing and an effective PPT presentation, which are uniquely strengthened in terms of a thesis research quality.

2.       On course processing design, theory lecturing will be closely combined with students’ scientific research needs, which is proposed to train students’ scientific innovation capability during problem shooting of a complicate task, aiming to enhance students’ power competent both in developing an academic research proposal and delivering an effective scientific talking in an international conference.

3.       On teaching approaches and the ability evaluation, with the supporting of some advanced web or multimedia technologies, as well as the intelligent classroom equipped with some advanced display/communication system, some unique teaching approaches are accordingly developed and implemented, including inspiration/guidance teaching combined with case study, interaction between instructor & students combined with question-oriented discussion, student practice project training combined with some key comments from professors, etc. Various teaching approaches and evaluations applied in this course are virtually designed to assist students at a better understanding on course contents for what’s inside in a scientific research, as well as its logic steps required for a justification, and finally to build a powerful and competitive capability, in all possible ways, to solve a true scientific problem from an innovative solution.

IV.  Content Coverage (2 credit points with 24 teaching hours)

1.  What problems we are currently encountered for PPT presentation?

2.  What differences between a scientific paper and a scientific oral talking?

3.  Reasons for giving an effective seminar presentation

4.  Suggestions for how to build a seminar (Tips for main skills involved)

5.  Suggestions for visual aids (Tips for main techniques involved)

6.  General hinds for presenting (Tips for main strategies and skills in a presentation)

7.  How to answer the question after a seminar (The strategies and the answering tips)

8.  How to best use the transition words during the presentation (Tips and examples)

9.  How to best deal with an international conference talking? (Common useful tips)

10.  A sample scientific PPT presentation

V.  Evaluation and Examination (How to score your grade)

·       Open-book exam (100-point score system)

·       Assignment-1 (serves as mid-term exam.), 40% of total, where it includes 30 points assigned for research proposal and 70 points applied for oral presentation

·       Assignment-2 (serves as class final exam.), 60% of total, where it includes 30 points assigned for research proposal and 70 point applied for oral presentation

·         The topic you      selected for a field of the proposal should be pretty much related to      environmental science and engineering. Each of your selected topics needs      to be reviewed and approved by the teacher before it can be formally      written. Each student needs to independently complete his/her own proposal      in accordance with the template format provided in our course. The first proposal must be      submitted by the third week of the course. The second opening report      should be submitted no later than the fifth week of the course.

·         Two PPT presentation      assignments: each presentation topic should be kept in the same for the corresponding      proposals you have submitted to; each student is also required to make two      corresponding English PPT presentations in an arranged time slot.

·         If      you missed one time of the class without getting permission ahead of time      from your teacher for an excuse, you will have no score and credit for      this course. If you are late to attend this class no more than 5 minutes,      you can request an entry to the classroom after sending a message to our      teaching assistant via QQ platform,      otherwise, you will not allow to come to classroom when you report to      class late beyond 5 min. primarily because this class will be videotaped      for each of time. If you are late report to the classroom without excuse from      your teacher for more than two times (each beyond 5 min), you may lose the      opportunity to enter in the classroom, which will result in a serious      consequence for losing your course credit completely. Please go to the      classroom early, ahead of class time at least 10 min, which will ensure      that you can catch an elevator in time to approach the 8th      floor of the building for your class room due to a group of crowding      students anxiously and simultaneously using the same elevator and you may      have to wait for a long line to use an elevator.

Note:

  Each student is required to sign your name on the attendance sheet for each class time to inform/justify us you attend the class without late.

All students are required to visit the website of this course (For your computer: http://bijsu-app.com/, for your cellphone: http://bijsu-app.com/m) and register to sign in following the web instruction. After the authorization, students can have access to all resources online and can also submit your homework online.

An important notice for all students:

Each of the registered student is required to join the QQ platform for information sharing and communication regarding the course teaching activities best prior to the class beginning. The QQ platform account is at 337558231 (or scan the following code attached). All class notifications and information from teachers will be primarily shared and presented in the QQ platform. In addition, student’s assignment is also designed to be submitted via this platform. Please, each student scans the following picture code with your cellphone for getting an easy connection and entry. Hope you enjoy this course.

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Course teaching lecturers and assistant

1.  Dr./Prof. Jianzhong Sun, Personal contact QQ account: 2745983694, Tel: 0511-88796122

2.  Dr./Prof. Liu Jun: Personal contact QQ account: 47018794

3.  Dr./Prof. Sameh Samir Ali Atwa, Personal contact QQ account: 2192795749

4.  Teaching Assistant: Dr. Wang Yongli, Personal contact QQ account: 385568209

 

 

Timetable of the course teaching (2020 fall semester)

 

First Session: From week 1 to week 4. Lectures will be given about how to write a perfect research proposal and to provide an effective scientific PPT presentation.

Week 1 (October 30th) (University calendar: 8th week for fall semester):

Prof. Sun will introduce the syllabus of the course with its general requirements of the course, the arrangement of the course and its tests.

Prof. Liu will introduce the writing tips and requirements to develop a high quality of your academic research proposal. A proposal template will be then provided for you to follow the instruction.

Student Homework: Each student in this class is required to work out a total of two research proposals in the required quality, format and length. The scope of the topic should be pretty much related to your major, environmental science and engineering. In addition, two PPT presentations are further designed in this class for each student, the first one is designed for a group collaboration performance in PPT presentation, but, the second one is required individually in his/her presentation.

l  The first research proposal has to be submitted to teacher for evaluation due by November 13th, 2020.

Each student in the class will be arranged to form a study group/team at a total of three people, which will be announced/informed in our QQ platform ahead of class for information sharing for which group you may belong to. A proposal topic from a group will be selected as a PPT presentation topic for a group performance in terms of the highest score submitted from a study group. The student who wins the highest scored for his/her research proposal will automatedly be assigned as the group leader for arranging the role of a student in a group collaboration for PPT presentation. One of the students in a study group will be responsible for answering the teacher's question after PPT presentation for 5 min, and the other two students will serve as the presenters in PPT presentation and each at a 5 min talking in a collaborative way for presentation. Those students who will not be assigned to be a study group will be then asked to prepare a 10 min PPT and present individually.

l  The second proposal has to be prepared individually and submitted to teacher for evaluation due by November 27th, 2020.

Be aware, the second PPT presentation topic is generally required to use a topic in terms of the second submitted proposal by each student. Please be note that the PPT presentation is further required to be performed individually by each student as your final examination.

 

Week 2 (November 6th):

Prof. Sun will address the problems and challenges in the regular PPT academic talking, clarify the differences between PPT academic talking and academic papers, emphasize the importance and characteristics of PPT academic talking, as well as explain principles of transferring the academic papers into multimedia PPT expression.

Week 3 (November 13th):

Please submit the first proposal before the class.

Lecturing presented by Prof. Sun will be focused on some suggestions for how to build a formal seminar presentation (tips for main skills involved), suggestions for visual aids (tips for main techniques involved), as well as some general hinds for presenting (Tips for main strategies and skills in a presentation).

Week 4 (November 20th):

Evaluation and comments on students’ first proposals

The first section: Prof. Sameh Samir Ali Atwa will provide a summary and comments for some common problems with some useful tips.

The second section: Prof. Sun will also lecture about how to answer the questions from audience after a presentation (the strategies and the answering tips), how to best use the transition words during the presentation (tips and examples) and how to best deal with an international conference talking (common useful tips)? Explaining a typical scientific PPT presentation with an example.

 

Class Homework: PPT file needs to be submitted to Prof. Jun Liu via QQ or via our class website at least one day before the class presentation by students.

 

Second Session: Week 5 to Week 11. Every study group will be required to finish the first PPT presentation practice in a class time slot on a day assigned by teacher. After presentation, teachers will ask some questions to students in mimicking an international conference.

Week 5 (November 27th):

Please submit the second proposal before class.

Students in Group 1 to Group 4 should conduct PPT speeches, and the scores of the speeches are used as the mid-term test scores. Student “A” and Student “B” will function as two presenters who should collaborate together for a PPT academic speech at 5 minutes each in a total of 10 min talking. Student “C” will function as a question answer during the interactive part of the Q & A section for at least 5 minutes. The teachers’ comments will provide regarding a team performance for 5 minutes, and at the last, the scores will also be determined for all students in a group. Each group performance for PPT presentation will take no more than 20 minutes.  

Week 6 (December 4th):

Students in Group 5 to Group 10 should conduct their PPT speeches, and the scores of the speeches are applied as the mid-term test scores. Student “A” and Student “B” will function as two presenters who should collaborate together for a PPT academic speech at 5 minutes each in a total of 10 min talking. Student “C” will function as a question answer during the interactive part of the Q & A section for at least 5 minutes. The teachers’ comments will provide regarding a team performance for 5 minutes, and at the last, the scores will also be determined for all students in a group. Each group performance for PPT presentation will take no more than 20 minutes.   

Week 7 (December 11th):

Students in Group 9 to Group 10 should conduct PPT speeches, and the scores of the speeches are used as the mid-term test scores. Student “A” and Student “B” will function as two presenters who should collaborate together for a PPT academic speech at 5 minutes each in a total of 10 min talking. Student “C” will function as a question answer during the interactive part of the Q & A section for at least 5 minutes. The teachers’ comments will provide regarding a team performance for 5 minutes, and at the last, the scores will also be determined for all students in a group. Each group performance for PPT presentation will take no more than 20 minutes.

At last, Prof. Sun will sum up the performance for all groups, make some important comments on the students' PPT quality and remaining problems, and the detailed guidance on student issues will also be provided.

 

 

Third Session: Week 7 to exam week. Each of the student will be required to give an academic presentation with PPT independently in a time slot arranged by teacher for final exam (Accounting for 60% of the total scores). Questions and answering session after the presentation by a student is also designed to mimic the conference pattern.

Week 8 (December 18th):

Each student from No.1-6 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 9 (December 25th)

Each student from No.7-12 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 10 (January 1st): New Year Holiday

Week 11 (January 8th):

Each student from No.13-18 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 12 (January 15th):

Each student from No.19-24 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

Week 13 (January 22nd):

Each student from No.25-32 will be arranged to conduct a ten min PPT presentation, and the performance will be evaluated and scored as his/her final exam.

The teachers will sum up the performance of all students on their PPT presentations. At last, all students are required to evaluate this course with their comments via a PPT format file, which should submitted to teachers before last teaching class. We will post these comments from each student on the class website for sharing.


Part of the relevant references recommended for reading

1.       When the Scientist Presents: an audio and video guide to science talks (2010, Jean-Luc Lebrun, World Scientific CO. Pte. Ltd.).

2.       Speaking and writing as a scientist (英文学术演讲与写作) (王景惠,刘丽达等,2012,哈尔滨工业大学出版社)

3.       Presentation Pattern: techniques for crafting better presentations (2012, Neal Ford, Matthew McCullough, Nathaniel Schutta, Addison-Wesley Professional) (中文翻译本:演讲模式:演讲的技巧与禁忌,机械工业出版社)

Useful websites for you to keeping and exploring

1. Templates

§  http://www.brainybetty.com/K_to_12_powerpoint_templates.htm

§  http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/FX100595491033.aspx

§  http://www.vickiblackwell.com/ppttemplates.html

2. Interactive ideas

§  http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line_powerpoint.htm      

§  http://www.saskschools.ca/~qvss/technology/powerpoint_module2.htm#Interactive%20Activities

3. Images & multimedia clips

§  http://www.nettrekker.com

§  http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm

 

江苏大学环境科学与工程专业博士生课程《论文开题与报告》

Academic Proposal and Presentation)教学大纲 (2020秋季)

I. 总目标:

根据多数国外著名大学和研究机构研究生培养计划,Academic Proposal and Presentation课程是硕士、博士研究生非常重要的必修课,一般是2个学分,该课程要求能结合硕士或博士论文的研究内容,一是重点聚焦在研究生如何学习、如何思维的知识与方法论方面的引导和启发;二是结合研究生科研工作的实际需要,聚焦环境科学与工程领域的热点问题,共性技术问题,注重培养研究生解决复杂环境问题或完成多因素环境治理复杂任务的创造性能力。因此,该课程的总目标是在系统培养研究生撰写论文开题、模拟训练学术演讲基础上,全面提高研究生在较高认知水平上的科学心智活动及较高层次的科研实践能力。

II. 课程目的:

一是培养中国及国际留学研究生能够系统掌握研究生论文开题的基本要求与系统知识,能够撰写出符合要求的开题报告(包括立项依据论证、文献引用与综述、研究方法、创新点凝练等)。

二是培养研究生能够掌握参加国际学术会议学术演讲的系统知识,有能力参与国际交流与竞争(包括PPT设计与制作,实验结果分析,演讲中的科学语言使用与规范、问题回答与学术答辩等)。

三是培养和提高研究生的文献阅读与综述概括能力。通过参与指定的2个研究专题的研究开题撰写和实例多媒体PPT演讲练习,系统地掌握科学研究中的基本方法与途径。

III.教学理念

一是在教学内容上,重点聚焦科学研究方法论基本概念及系统知识的教学,包括科学研究开题所需要的完整分析方法、逻辑论证过程及规范的科学写作与学术演讲表述;

二是在教学方案设置上,将课堂理论教学与研究生的科研工作密切结合,注重研究生解决复杂问题或完成复杂任务的科研创造性能力的培养,撰写出高水平、规范的学位论文开题报告,并具有出色的国际学术交流能力;

三是在教学模式及考试方式上,借助多媒体、智慧教室及先进的网络技术,通过引导/启发与案列教学、师生互动与问题导向教学、实战训练与课堂点评分析相结合的综合教学方法,强化学生对课堂教学内容的消化与理解,对研究生从事科学研究内涵与规则的理解及尊重,系统提高学生提出问题、分析问题及解决问题的综合创新能力。

IV. 内容简介:

该课程的设计为全程英文教学,学时为24个学时,2个学分。结合每个研究生不同研究领域,选定相关的几个重要研究方向或热点科学问题,通过系统查阅文献和科学的数据分析,撰写开题报告,提出新颖、创新的学术观点和科学结论。同时根据报告内容制作并提交高质量的PPT多媒体,通过PPT多媒体学术报告演讲的训练,系统地掌握科学研究中的基本过程和方法,提高PPT 多媒体制作、学术报告演讲和学术交流的能力。课程设计将安排每个学生有两次撰写开题报告的作业和两次学术演讲与练习的机会,具体的每个部分教学内容参见英文版介绍。

本课程力求既培养学生创新思维能力,又培养研究生在所学学科领域的研究与解决问题的能力,还能同时培养留学生结合各自国情,解决在自己国家在相关领域所面临问题与挑战的实践能力;即,创新和创业的意识,国际化视野,以及团队合作精神。

V. 课堂作业与考试计分方式:

§   论文开题报告的作业安排:这门课程要求每位学生提交两份不同的论文开题报告作业(英文),第一份开题报告作业将作为期中考试的成绩计分,第二份开题报告将作为期末的考试成绩计分。开题报告的研究主题或领域应该是与环境科学与工程相关的研究方向,每个研究生的论文选题需要得到老师审核后方可正式撰写。每个学生需要按照我们课程中提供的模板格式,独立完成各自的研究论文开题报告。第一份开题报告Z迟要求在课程开始后的第三周上课之前提交。第二份开题报告Z迟在开课后的第五周上课之前提交(详见后面的课程安排部分)。

§   PPT英文学术演讲的作业安排:结合两次提交的论文开题报告的选题,要求每位学生做两次相应的英文PPT演讲。第一次PPT演讲,是以第一份开题报告为选题作为学术报告的主要演讲内容,演讲成绩计入期中考试成绩;第二次PPT演讲,是以第二份开题报告为选题作为学术报告的主要演讲内容,演讲成绩计入期末的考试成绩。

§   考试方式:开卷考试(100 分制);

§   考试的次数:每位学生需撰写2次英文版论文开题报告,并分别进行期中和期末2PPT专题演讲。以100分计算,每次提交的论文开题报告占30分,相应的PPT演讲占70分。

期中与期末考试权重:期中考试成绩占总分的40%,期末考试成绩占总分的60%

§   所有学生的PPT必须是用英文完成,演讲语言均要求用英文演讲。

§   我们的上课地点为三山楼802智慧教室进行(如有变动将另行通知),希望每位学生能够提前10分钟抵达教室(因为电梯有时比较拥挤,需要排队),不要因为迟到影响教学效果。

§   上课考勤规定:如学生无故上课迟到(如迟到时间 < 5分钟,需在QQ里做出说明,并请老师开门,如超过这个时间,学生将无法进入教室,将按缺席处理),如果一学期学生上课无故缺席一次、无故迟到情况累计超过两次,并没有事先得到任课老师的谅解或请假批准,该学生的课程将没有成绩。

§   所有学生请访问并关注本课程网站(电脑版本:http://bijsu-app.com/,手机版本:http://bijsu-app.com/m),并按照网页要求注册加入课程。审核通过后可访问本课程相关教学内容,包括教学大纲、上课的时间安排、2019年学生的部分作业,模板PPT等材料,同时,还可以通过网上系统提交作业(另外,也可以通过课程的QQ群提交)

 

请各位同学注意:每位同学需要上课前扫描如下的图形二维码,加入课程QQ交流群,该QQ交流群主要用于课程的信息分享或发布课程教学相关的通知,同时,学生的课程作业提交,也是该交流群的重要功能之一。QQ群账号为:337558231

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主讲教师:孙建中教授, QQ2745983694, Tel0511-88796122

刘俊教授: QQ 47018794

Sameh Samir Ali Atwa,薩邁赫·阿里 教授,QQ2192795749

教学助理:王永丽博士,QQ385568209

 

课程教学的时间安排 (2020)

第一阶段,前四周,任课老师讲解有关研究开题和PPT学术演讲的关键知识。

第一周 1030日)(江苏大学的校历为第8周):

孙教授介绍该课程的教学大纲、学习的要求以及考试的安排 (第一节课)

刘教授讲授开题报告撰写的基本要求与相关模式(第二节课)。

课后作业:每位学生需练习撰写两份开题报告,研究主题或领域由老师划定,请在规定研究范围内选题。作为学生的课后作业,每个学生需要按照模板格式,独立完成各自的研究开题报告。

第一份开题报告Z迟第三周1113日课前提交学生每三人一组成一队准备PPT演讲,组队信息在QQ群中分享。PPT主题将从三人的学术报告中选择得分Z高的开题报告为参考,开题报告得分Z高的人为组长负责安排组内人员角色,其中一位负责回答老师问题,另外两个人轮流讲解PPT。无法成组的学生单独准备5分钟PPT和演讲。

第二份开题报告Z迟在第五周1127日课前提交。PPT的制作和演讲需独立完成。

2 116日):

孙教授讲解常见的PPT学术演讲中存在的问题与挑战;明确学术报告PPT方式与学术论文方式的基本差别;介绍学术报告及PPT应用的重要性及其特征;将完整的论文形式转换成多媒体的PPT表达及其应该遵循的原则。

3 1113日):

课前提交第一份开题报告(电子版与纸质版)。

孙教授讲解多媒体ppt制作过程中的基本方法、原则、技巧和要领,包括掌握学术研究当中的科学选题、分析问题和解决问题的基本方法和途径,如何凝练科学问题和工程科学问题,如何认识学术论文的特点与学术演讲报告的特点与区别。

4周(1120日):

开题报告作业点评。

Sameh Samir Ali教授总结开题报告中的问题和分析学生比较集中的几个问题(第一节课)。

孙教授将主要讲解一些PPT制作中常常出现的几个主要问题(第二节课)。通过举例来说明如何避免这些问题:包括如何掌握PPT多媒体演讲中的技术要领,高质量学术演讲的能力如何形成? 如何用英文正确地回答学术交流中的挑战性问题?如何正确使用英文过渡词与过渡句(transition words/sentences),通过典型范例PPT的实际演讲,明确参加国际会议所涉及的技巧与方法。

每组学生(三人一组)根据组内三人中得分Z高的开题报告来准备期中PPT和演讲, PPT文件需要演讲前一天通过QQ提交给刘俊老师。

 

第二阶段,5~7周,所有学生按照组队进行第一次PPT演讲,老师对其进行提问和考核。

5周(1127日):

课前提交第二次开题报告

1-4组学生进行PPT演讲,演讲成绩作为期中考试成绩,学生A和学生B分别做PPT学术演讲5分钟,学生C英文回答问题互动部分5分钟,老师点评5分钟,并给出平时成绩,每组共需20分钟。

6周(124日):

5-8组学生进行PPT演讲,演讲成绩作为期中考试成绩,学生A和学生B分别做PPT学术演讲5分钟,学生C英文回答问题互动部分5分钟,老师点评5分钟,并给出平时成绩,每组共需20分钟。

7周(1211日):

9-10组学生组队进行PPT演讲,演讲成绩作为期中考试成绩,学生A和学生B分别做PPT学术演讲5分钟,学生C英文回答问题互动部分5分钟,老师点评5分钟,并给出平时成绩,每组共需20分钟。另外三个无法成组的学生,每位进行单独演讲5分钟,老师点评5分钟,老师对所有学生的表现做总结性归纳,对学生期中PPT演讲的问题进行针对性点评,并针对学生问题进行详细的指导。

 

第三阶段,8~考试周,所有学生按照顺序进行第二次PPT演讲,老师对其进行提问和考核。

8周(1218日):

根据学生名单中的序号1-6的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

 

9周(1225日):

根据学生名单中的序号7-12的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

 

10周(课程调整到20201231号同一时间补课,202111日元旦放假)

根据学生名单中的序号13-18的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

老师点评总结学生PPT的存在的问题。

11周(18日):

根据学生名单中的序号19-24的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

12周(115日):

根据学生名单中的序号25-33的学生每位学生进行10分钟PPT演讲,老师点评5分钟。

老师点评总结学生PPT的存在的问题。

13周(118-22日):

学校期末考试周。

老师联系信息:

Lecturer 1Prof. Jianzhong Sun, QQ:2745983694, Tel: 0511-88796122;

Lecturer 2: Dr./Prof. Jun liu, QQ:47018794

Lecturer 3: Dr./Prof. Sameh Samir Ali Atwa, QQ:2192795749.

Teaching assistant: Dr. Yongli Wang, QQ:385568209


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