Successful completion of Communication in Science 1.
The second year writing program is a continuation of the foundation course. In the second year students will consolidate their writing skills by reporting on an experiment, as well as the Biomedical Sciences Symposium. Students will also learn how to express their own, substantiated, opinion by writing a critical review of an article and an argumentative essay. This capability is an important component of writing reviews in the third year and onwards. Students will attend and give feedback on a poster presentation given by third-year BSc students. This year, students will also focus on oral communication skills; students will be trained to give a formal presentation to a large audience in English. During the annual Biomedical Sciences Symposium, organized by CIS, students will gain insight into the research profiles of the LUMC by attending the talks of Master’s students who will present their research results in English to all bachelor’s students.
By the end of the course, the student will:
present numerical and graphical data to an audience in text and in presentations
distinguish between the language of summary and analysis
use formal register as well as the appropriate verb forms in the different sections of a report
use the skill of formal and concise writing
paraphrase scientific literature and states sources properly
develop the use of argumentative language (in English)
distinguish between different voices in scientific writing
summarize and critically analyse scientific research data in a formal presentation
consolidate learned and practiced skills in critical reading of a scientific article
communicate his/her/their analysis of an article to a scientific audience
demonstrate growth in the skill of writing a symposium report in English under time pressure
solidify skills in gathering evidence from scientific literature
gain awareness of how to give a poster presentation, applying the principles of an effective scientific poster
practice writing collaboratively- persuading/ listening/ constructing knowledge through dialogue
reflect on his/her/their performance following a presentation delivery
give and receive constructive feedback on presentation ability
obtain communication skills that allow him/her/them to present coherently and convincingly while taking into account presentation principles
All course and group schedules are published on MyTimeTable.
The exam dates have been determined by the Education Board and are published in MyTimeTable.
When and how the post-exam feedback will be organized will be announced in MyTimeTable and/or Brightspace.
Mode of instruction
Online lectures, online study materials, live workgroups, peer and tutor feedback.
Written assignments and live presentations.
You can find the complete reading list for Biomedical Sciences here.
Registration must be done via MyStudyMap. Registration in MyStudyMap gives you automatic access to the course in Brightspace. For more information, please visit the Leiden University website for students.