Urban Ecology Seminar:
Technology Enhanced
Blended Learning

Urban Ecology Challenges:    Student projects, submissions

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REMINDERS:   Rules of the Game     and:   the assignment topics Assigments are (self selected or defined) topics for short written contributions by the seminar participants.
They can address

  • any one of the questions posed
  • be based on the list of topics defined or in the lecture notes,
  • or discussed during the lectures.
  • Innovative self-defined questions are most welcome and carry a bonus ! [some well defined and elaborated relationship to the topic of the seminar, and conformance with the structural rules are obvious conditions (sine qua non)]

An assignment (a minimalistic term paper) consists of

  1. a well posed question related to any one of the topics;
  2. a hypothesis formulated as an (initially) speculative answer to the question, taking a clear position to be tested in the body of the exposition.
  3. The body of the exposition, a set of arguments based on data and information compiled from any and all sources that either corroborate or refute the hypothesis. Anything from one to three pages will do.
  4. A clear conclusion based on the arguments.
  5. References for the data and information, quotes, used.
Scientific argument where it can not be based, for obvious reasons on original data compiled in the field or laboratory, must necessarily depend on secondary data (wikipedia et al., to be realistic). That is fine, but the requirements for cut and paste are:
  • reformulate edit and interpret, literal quotes are not enough;
  • cite carefully, correctly, completely (there are rules ...).
Anybody selecting or defining a question to work on is encouraged to announce this (by eMail: urbanecology@ess.co.at) to stake a claim avoiding to that too many (similar ??) answers arrive (obvious clones risk to be discarded !).

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