AGR515 – TECHNIQUES OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND PRESENTATION (Noun 2020_2)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF CROP AND SOIL SCIENCES
2020_2 EXAMINATION 1234
COURSE TITLE: TECHNIQUES OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND PRESENTATION (2CU)
COURSE CODE: AGR 515
TOTAL SCORE: 70 MARKS
TIME ALLOWED: 1hour 30minutes
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer four questions in all. Question 1 is compulsory (25marks) and any three
questions (15marks each)
Q1
a. Define scientific writing? (2marks)
b. Explain peer review and highlight five (5) of its importance. (8marks)
c. List any five (5) of the various tips for improving scientific writing. (10marks)
d. How do you improve seminar presentation? (5marks)
Q2
a. Define seminar presentation tips? (3marks)
b. State the tips to achieving a good seminar presentation. (12marks)
Q3
a. Define Forms of review articles? (5marks)
b. Provide a comprehensive explanation of the components of a laboratory report. (10marks)
Q4
Discuss elaborately on any three of the following elements of a review article
a. Title
b. Material and Method
c. References
d. Conclusion (15marks)
Q5
Describe in details as related to writing tips the following:
(i) Tight writing (6marks)
(ii)Topic sentences (9marks)
Q6
a) What is the meaning of a seminar? (3marks)
b) In a form of a table, show how to corrections to be carried out on errors.detected. (12mark)

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