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Advanced Presentation and Writing Skills for ICT Studies

Module name (EN): Advanced Presentation and Writing Skills for ICT Studies
Degree programme: Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PIM-APWS
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
50% oral presentation with grade (10 minutes),
50% written composition with grade
Curricular relevance:
KI837 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, semester 1, optional course, general subject
KIM-APWS Computer Science and Communication Systems, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, optional course, general subject
PIM-WN42 Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 1, optional course, not informatics specific
PIM-APWS Applied Informatics, Master, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, optional course, general subject
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christine Sick
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christine Sick

[updated 10.11.2016]
Learning outcomes:
On the basis of the knowledge acquired in the mandatory Bachelor modules, this module focuses on the written and oral presentation of scientific ideas in team meetings and at conferences such as the IEEE Students´ Conferences.
To this end, students will first acquire the linguistic skills and knowledge necessary for writing scientific papers.  Based on their papers, they will learn to develop strategies for the conception of lectures and posters, as well as the linguistic means for their design and presentation.
A communicative-pragmatic approach will be taken here. Students will also deepen their previously acquired knowledge about appropriate intercultural communication in English-speaking countries and English as a bridge language. All of the four basic skills (reception, production, interaction and mediation) will be trained in an integrated manner. Content development is supported by the repetition of the relevant linguistic structures and special features. Whenever possible, content from the English-language electives in the Master program will be used.

[updated 24.02.2018]
Module content:
- Academic writing: Types of text, form, structure, language requirements
- The description of graphics and tables
- Strategies for team writing and peer review
- Discussion techniques (useful phrases and intercultural skills)
- Presentation (structure and useful phrases)
- Presentation slides, posters
- Grammar as required

[updated 24.02.2018]
Teaching methods/Media:
Teaching and learning materials for specific target groups (print, audio, video),
multimedia teaching and learning software

[updated 24.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Students will receive a list of recommended teaching and learning materials.

[updated 24.02.2018]
Module offered in:
WS 2020/21 (probably), WS 2019/20, WS 2018/19, WS 2017/18
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