Bachelor Thesis Biology: Part 1

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

The aim of this course is to assist bachelor students in writing their
bachelor thesis in stylistically appropriate and grammatically correct
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- Write an introduction based on recent scientific literature on the
subject of their research project
- Adopt the right style and English grammar for scientific writing
- Give effective peer feedback
- Directly start with their research project during the internship that
immediately follows this course
- Use the learned writing skills and efficiently write their internship
report (bachelor
thesis) after the completion of the internship research

Inhoud vak

In this course you will recieve, parallel to working on your research
project, an introductory
training in scientific writing in English. Here you will learn the basic
principles of reading and writing scientific literature: what is the
structure of a scientific article, how to write well-structured and
coherent paragraphs and sentences and what is appropriate punctuation,
grammar and vocabulary. You will apply these skills when writing a
preliminary version of the introduction of your bachelor thesis.


The course starts with an introductory lecture. To support you in the
writing of the proposal you
will have 5 work groups with a trainer in scientific writing in English
who will assess your preliminary introduction.


After completion of the course you will receive a " pass/fail" for the
preliminary introduction to your bachelor thesis/internship report by
the trainer in
scientific writing in English


For this course, you need the book Effective Scientific Writing: An
Advanced Learner's Guide to better English (A. Bolt & W. Bruins, ISBN
978 90 8659 6171) available from the VU Bookstore

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

It is not possible for students to enroll for this course via VUnet. In order to start this course the students are required to already have found an internship placement which has been approved and completely administered by the BSc Internship Coordinator Deadlines for approval and online admission are indicated in the Placement Manual. The latest version of the Placement Manual is available from the Bachelor Thesis Coordinator via Bachelor thesis: BIO - Part 2 (course code AB_1210) will start directly after completing this course.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode AB_1209
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. M.P. Bergman
Examinator dr. M.P. Bergman
Docenten dr. R.M. Meredith
dr. M.P. Bergman

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