Scientific Writing and Presenting (CDP)


Course Objective

This module aims to develop two important academic skills: scientific
writing, and presenting. It is intended for research master’s students.
Students will learn how to write a scientific paper in English, and
present with confidence in English for an academic audience.

Course Content

This course will be based on the principles of practice-based learning.
Instead of tedious lectures on theoretical underpinnings of writing and
presenting, students will actively learn how to write and present by
doing it, guided by an experienced teaching staff. The course consists
of two parts: a writing part , and a presenting part . In the writing
part of this course, student will learn how to write an empirical paper
based on survey data, and learn how to design, structure and streamline
the introduction, methods, results and discussion sections to bring
across their message in the best possible way. Prime examples of good
writing are discussed, and students will give feedback on each other’s
work at multiple occasions. In the second part of this course, students
will learn how to optimize their research presentation in front of an
international academic audience.

Teaching Methods

Workshops and Lectures

Method of Assessment

Writing a paper, and giving and designing both an oral- and a poster


To be announced.

General Information

Course Code P_MSWPCDP
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. M.B.J. Toffolo MSc
Examiner dr. M.B.J. Toffolo MSc
Teaching Staff prof. dr. M.J.H. Huibers
dr. M.B.J. Toffolo MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture