English for Life Science Capstone and Final Year Projects

Fall 2017 (2 credits)


Course Description

The course focuses on developing Life Science students’ ability to use effective and appropriate organizational structures, vocabulary, language and style in Capstone and Final Year Project reports and presentations. *Corequisite(s): None.


Intended Learning Outcomes

We hope that you enjoy the course and that your future studies benefit from the work you do over the next few months. The learning outcomes that you can expect to achieve are outlined below.

Graduate Attributes
By the end of this semester, you will be able to…
Competency-building
Report writing skills
  • write a coherent and professional research report
  • communicate the relevance of a research project to other people in the field
  • write with effective language to engage the reader
Presentation skills
  • deliver well-structured professional presentations
  • deliver presentations with effective use of voice control, visual aids and body language
  • cater for audience needs in a presentation
Language
  • understand differences between presentation-style and report-style language
  • choose language appropriate for professional and academic contexts
  • use concise and cohesive language in professional writing
Critical thinking skills
  • synthesize salient information from various sources for use in presentations and reports
  • understand how to transfer knowledge and skills to your future professional life
Leadership & Teamwork
  • work effectively in a team
  • communicate productively with others in face-to-face discussions
Vision & Orientation to the Future
  • locate and use appropriate language materials, tools and resources in developing and maintaining the life-long communication skills