Writing and Presenting a Research Paper
Full course description
This course aims at training various skills: academic writing, searching for academic literature, presentation skills, searching for specialised EU literature (in legislative databases or archives), bibliographic skills, and giving an academic presentation. The objective is to obtain skills in writing academic essays; presenting research results; writing academic research papers; searching for academic articles; keeping and using bibliographic references.
• have knowledge and understanding of: the APA referencing guidelines • have the ability to: structure written text as an academic essay and as a research paper, to select and properly reference (academic) sources • have the skill to: identify relevant (academic) sources for research projects and to create and maintain a bibliographic library (recommended is the use of bibliographic software e.g. Endnote or Zotero); • have the ability to: construct a convincing academic presentation given a particular time-limit, to answer follow-up questions and defend one’s views in an academic setting;
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