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Reading, Writing and Presenting for Academic Purposes

Module name (EN): Reading, Writing and Presenting for Academic Purposes
Degree programme: Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: MAM_19_A_3.02.RWP
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
English/German
Assessment:
Composition + presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAM_19_A_3.02.RWP Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
Workload:
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAM_19_A_2.01.MNI Meetings, Negotiating and Intercultural Communication


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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lecturer:
Sebastian Barth, M.A.


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Learning outcomes:
On the basis of the knowledge acquired in the mandatory Bachelor modules, this module focuses on the written and oral presentation of engineering project results. The present module is based on the technical content of the research and development project from the 3rd semester of the Engineering and Management master program
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to understand demanding and complex texts on mechanical engineering related topics by applying reading strategies.
They will be familiar with the structures of scientific material and be able to use these when writing a short scientific article in English.
Furthermore, students will be able to effectively use the advanced presentation techniques they have learned when presenting their project results orally in English.

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Module content:
The content is geared to specific tasks in close coordination with representatives from the technical subjects dealt with in the project:
 
_ Advanced reading strategies
_ Reading and summarizing technical texts
_ Developing special topics using authentic technical texts, videos, etc.
 
_ Describing engineering-related scientific connections
_ Describing cause-and-effect relationships
 
_ Introduction to academic writing (text types, form, structure, language requirements)
_ Writing strategies and linguistic means of academic writing
_ Writing a short scientific article
 
_ Structure of and useful phrases in English presentations
_ Describing graphics and tables
_ Practice presentations
_ Presentation slides, posters
_ Discussion techniques (useful phrases and intercultural skills)
_ Grammar, as required

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Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching methods:
The learning goals will be achieved through integrated training of the four basic skills (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing) supported by multimedia, as well as the repetition of basic grammar and vocabulary in self-study phases.
 
Media:
Teaching and learning materials (print, audio, video), multimedia teaching and learning software for specific target groups.


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Recommended or required reading:
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.
  
The following materials are free of charge for students of the htw saar. We recommend their use for independent learning:
 
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Miriam Lange (2011): TechnoPlus Englisch 2.0: Ein multimediales Sprachlernprogramm für Technisches und Business Englisch (Niveau B1-B2+), EUROKEY.
 
Christine Sick, unter Mitarbeit von Lisa Rauhoff und Miriam Wedig (seit 2016): Online Extensions zu TechnoPlus Englisch,
 
Christine Sick (2015): htw saar TechnoPlus Englisch VocabApp (Mobile Learning Angebot insbesondere zum Grundwortschatz, alle Niveaustufen), EUROKEY.
  
Authentic technical texts and videos
In consultation with the respective project colleagues.

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