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TDDD65 6 hp /Introduction to the Theory of Computation

Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies, HT 2016


Timetable

There will be lectures, seminars and group meetings all of which are mandatory. A timetable for 732A60 /723A42 is available here. Note that all deadlines are marked in the time table in TimeEdit.

General information

Goals

The objective of this part of the course is to prepare you for advanced academic studies and also to let you learn the academic culture in general. The course in Advanced academic studies gives you opportunity to practice academic writing and learn how to review scientific work. You will also learn about the university rules, organization and ethical rules of LiU as well as the academic culture in Sweden.

After the course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the most important characteristics of a summary
  • Use quotations and references in an appropriate manner
  • Begin to apply critical feedback to your own and others' work
  • Know how to apply the ethical code of academia in your own studies
  • Have knowledge of the basic rules and regulations for advanced studies at Swedish universities, especially at LiU
  • Be able to improve your written (and spoken) English

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree and all specific requirements for admission to the respective master's program at LiTH. We also expect you to have the ability to write a correct and fluent text in English. If you need help in writing English, there is excellent support offered: Academic English Support at Linköping University.

Contents

Academic writing, quality assessment, review of scientific work, constructive criticism, university rules, organization and ethical rules, rules on citation and reference, academic culture, library facilities and literature search.

Reading

Slides (will be updated during the course)

Examination

NOTE! We use Webreg to keep track of your results. Register yourself in the Webreg system.

The course is examined through the following requirements:

  • Mandatory presence in all scheduled lectures, seminars, supervision meetings (see Timetable above)
  • A summary assignment
  • A review assignment

You will read a scientific article and write a individual summary, and later an individual critical review of the article. You should use the templates for your hand-ins. You will receive comments and feedback from your supervisor and will use these comments to improve your assignment.

Templates for writing assignments

LaTeX: For students who would like to use LaTeX instead of MS Word, use this LaTeX template or this LyX template, together with this bib-file.

Summary assignment work steps

  1. Introduction to summary assignment
  2. Seminar where we practice writing a summary
  3. Hand in your draft summary electronically (for deadline: see Timetable). Instructions:
    1. Your summary should be approximately 400 words.
    2. Name your file: TDDD65_draft_summary_"your program"_"your LiU-ID".pdf
    3. Email to "your_supervisor"@analys.urkund.se with the subject TDDD65: draft summary, "your program", "your LiU-ID"
  4. Feedback meeting with your supervisor. Receive comments on draft
  5. Hand in the final version of your summary (for deadline: see Timetable). Instructions:
    1. Your summary should be approximately 400 words.
    2. Name your file: TDDD65_final_summary_"your program"_"your LiU-ID".pdf
    3. Email to "your_supervisor"@analys.urkund.se with the subject TDDD65: final summary, "your program", "your LiU-ID"

Review assignment work steps

  1. Introduction to review assignment
  2. Seminar where we practice writing a critical review
  3. Hand in your draft review electronically (for deadline: see Timetable). Instructions:
    1. Your summary should be approximately 1500 words.
    2. Name your file: TDDD65_draft_review_"your program"_"your LiU-ID".pdf
    3. Email to "your_supervisor"@analys.urkund.se with the subject TDDD65: draft review, "your program", "your LiU-ID"
  4. Feedback meeting with your supervisor. Receive comments on draft
  5. Hand in the final version of your review (for deadline: see Timetable). Instructions:
    1. Your summary should be approximately 1500 words.
    2. Name your file: TDDD65_final_review_"your program"_"your LiU-ID".pdf
    3. Email to "your_supervisor"@analys.urkund.se with the subject TDDD65: final review, "your program", "your LiU-ID"

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Last updated: 2016-08-24