Academic Skills CIS 2


Course Objective

Knowledge about and insight in Writing a research paper:
• You have insight into the nature and role of scientific information.
• You have knowledge and understanding of techniques of referring,
quoting and paraphrasing in scientific texts, and you have knowledge of
and insight into the phenomenon of plagiarism.
• You have knowledge of and insight into the register of scientific
texts (style aspects, tone), and you know which revision techniques are
at your disposal.
• You can refer correctly to other sources, and also quote and
paraphrase them correctly.
• You can apply an appropriate register.
• You can apply revision techniques.

Knowledge about Oral presentation:
• You are able to deliver an effective oral presentation on academic
research and provide feedback on other course members’ presentations.

Course Content

In the second part of Academic Skills, you will deliver the presentation
you have been working on during Academic Skills 1. You will also give
feedback to other course members. Furthermore you complete the part
Writing a research paper bij finishing your research paper: you get
feedback on a first version of your paper, and then you learn a number
of revision techniques. This will create a reader-oriented version of
the text: you ensure that all references to other literature are clear,
and that you correctly quote and paraphrase the sources that you have
used. You also ensure that the text is comprehensible and written in an
appropriate register.

Teaching Methods

Seminars: 2 meetings of 2 hours, during 4 weeks. Attendence required.

Method of Assessment

Writing: assignments, final paper.
Oral presentation: presentation, feedback assignments.
The end result must be sufficient for both parts.

Entry Requirements

Academic Skills CIS 1.


van der Laaken, M., & van der Laaken, B. (2013). Presentation
techniques. Bussum: Coutinho.
Other literature will be listed on or will be available via the Canvas

Target Audience

1st year bachelor Communication and Information Studies.

Additional Information

This is a mandatory course in the first year. There is a mandatory
presence of at least 80%. For a positive binding study advice (BSA), all
parts of this course must be completed with sufficient results. In
addition, this course counts as an entry requirement for the 2nd year
courses. For this module, taking the Language test is a condition for
awarding the obtained credits.

Custom Course Registration

An exception to the standard sign-up procedure applies to this module. For this module the division of groups is made by the course coordinator after which the registration on seminar groups is made by the education office; students can therefore subscribe to the module itself, but not to a specific seminar group.

General Information

Course Code L_AABAALGAV6
Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator drs. B.F. Stuyvenberg
Examiner drs. B.F. Stuyvenberg
Teaching Staff dr. M.L.M.J. Vliegen
dr. T. Krennmayr
dr. S.A. Blackwell
drs. B.F. Stuyvenberg

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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