- Knowledge on how to apply the scientific method and approach a geological problem
- Knowledge on how to search and collect information necessary to develop a research paper
- Have research and knowledge skills on how to establish a problem for a research paper
- Be able to conduct basic research using library resources
- Be able to give scientific presentations, both oral and written
- Write a paper to define a scientific problem
- Be able to communicate effectively in a written and oral form
- The scientific method
- How to define a research project
- How to write scientific articles, proposals, etc
- How to make and present scientific/technical presentations
- Best practices to conduct research
Required prerequisite knowledge
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- Weekly tests during the semester counting 40% of total grade
- Written paper: 60% of total grade
The final grade for the course set by the teacher. There is no exam in this course.
All parts of the folder must be passed. Students who fail in the course or want to improve their grade have to take the course again.
Course communications will be via email and Canvas. It's up to the student to make sure e-mail is set up correctly with the University.
- Course coordinator
- Lisa Jean Watson
- Head of Department
- Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
- E-lectures that are relevant to develop the scientific problem for the research paper and how to give presentations
- In-class skill development workshops
- Training of library computer skills
- Attendance at guest lecturers from the scientific and industry community
The course is taught in English; optional text books in English. If Bokmål is required for course documents, please alert instructor so a suitable replacement can be found.
The students' participation in the different working forms in this course is strongly recomended in order to develop skills directly related to the portfolio.
- McMillan, K. and J. Weyers, 2011, How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports, Second Edition. Pearson: London. 284 p.
Additional literature is given in pdf format and is updated with new and relevant literature on Canvas. Examples:
- Stewart, R., J. Brown, D. Lawton, and L. Lines, 2005, A guide to effective geophysical writing and presentation, CSEG Recorder: October, pg. 36-41.
- Conway, D., 2013, Instantly Better Presentations. Thoughtstream, 2013. Web. August 2014. damian.conway.org.
Lecture notes provided on Canvas.
Sist oppdatert: 16.06.2019