ECE 67700 - Communications Aspects of Academic Research

Lecture Hours: 1 Credits: 1

Areas of Specialization(s):

Counts as:

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

ECE Graduate standing

Catalog Description:
Topics relevant to oral and written communication needs of Ph.D students. Three papers are written: a journal article review, a literature review, and the choice of a thesis proposal, conference paper, or a journal article. Library and Internet research strategies and resources; research/writing ethics; citing sources; citation styles; and academic language. Oral presentations based on the written projects. Extensive peer revision and editing and out-of-class writing conferences with the instructor.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s):
  1. Instructor-prepared coursework containing book chapters, journal articles, and handouts on writing topics..

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Topics
1 Introduction
1 Research strategies/ethics
1 Writing up research I
1 Documentation
1 Writing article reviews
1 Revising workshop
1 Editing workshop
1 Review of literature
1 Revising workshop
1 Editing workshop
1 Writing up research II
1 Giving oral presentations
1 Revising workshop
1 Class evaluation