Reading the Discourse of the Technical Research Article is intended to help graduate students at LTH improve their efficiency and effectiveness in:
- Reading and understanding research articles in science and engineering in general and their own fields of research in particular
- Thinking critically about the discourse choices made by authors in published texts
The course consists of a series of lectures, each followed by an hour-long small-group discussion workshop in which students apply the analytical techniques learned to the different sections of research articles which they have chosen from their own fields. For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities and completed and passed all assignments in the course.
The course is taught in English.
To be admitted to the course applicants have to be part of a PhD programme at LTH.
The course corresponds to 2 weeks of full-time work and to 3 credits in third-cycle (PhD) studies (with Pass and Fail as available grades), if this is in line with the individual study plan.
- Margaret Newman-Nowicka, Margaret.Newman-Nowicka@lth.lu.se, Senior lecturer