Course Code :1000WETPJW
Study domain:Mathematics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Rudi Penne
Stijn Symens
David Eelbode

3. Course contents *

For many courses (often mainly focusing on knowledge transfer), the student is required to write a text and/or give a presentation. Also later, in your professional life, chances are that this will be an important part of your job. For that reason, we will focus on the following skills in this course: 

  • How do you prepare a lecture, and what should you focus on when you are giving one (both for an expert panel or a broader audience)
  • How do you find the required information, both on the web as well as in books and journals? How do you critically evaluate these sources, and how do you correctly refer to them? 
  • How do you translate a practical problem (e.g. coming from another branch of science) into a purely mathematical question? How do you approach this mathematical problem? 
  • When you are asked to write a scientific text, where should you focus on?