The student should demonstrate that he/she has reached the previewed learning results by means of the following evaluation activities:
1. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
a) PARTIAL PRACTICAL WORKS:
a.1) Selection and processing of bibliographic information on a freely selected topic. Elaboration of a selected reference list.
a.2) Elaboration of a script, or a conceptual framework ('conceptual map') of the selected topic. Brief oral presentation (in Spanish).
a.3) Lecturing and underlining of a selected English paper. Redaction of a brief critical comment (in Spanish).
a.4) Writing a preliminary Abstract (in English) of the personal work.
a.5) Brief oral presentation of personal work.
a.6) Preparation and updating, by means of adequate software, of a plate including both pictures and line drawings that could be included in the personal work.
a.7) Brief oral presentation, in Spanish with a non-technical jargon, of the personal work.
b) PERSONAL SCIENTIFIC WORK:
b.1) Final written work (in English). Four-page manuscript in the format of the template of the Journal Geogaceta.
b.2) Oral presentation (in either Spanish or English) of the final work, with graphical support on screen.
- Partial practical work (activities a.1 to a.7): 30 %
- Final written work (activity b.1): 50 %
- Final oral presentation (activity b.2): 20 %
2. FINAL ASSESSMENT
For those students that did not pass the course by continuous assessment, and for those that did not follow the course face to face, a final examination consisting in the following parts will be carried out:
a) Written report. A four-page paper written using the style guide of the journal Geogaceta, including an abstract in English, a summary in Spanish, the body of the text (in Spanish or English), at least four figures and a list of bibliographic references. The figures should include maps, photos taken in the field (alternatively, photos of rock samples taken in the lab), and computer-generated line drawings. Together with the paper, a two-page report summarising the criteria followed for the selection of the paper's topic and a description of the process of information search, preparation and writing.
b) Oral presentation (either in Spanish or in English) of the written paper in a maximum time of 15 minutes using Powerpoint or similar presentation software. The talk will be followed by questions to which the student should give suitable answers.
- Written report: 70%
- Oral presentation: 30%