Information Searching and Technical Writing

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

Course Description

Students are tought how to properly structure student papers - seminars, projects, final and diploma thesis. They are tought the importance of ortography and shown common ortography mistakes. Common problems in translation from English are presented. Students are tought basicss of bibliometrics and scientometrics and how to efficiently search for diverse information sources.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Transversal Courses (2. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. recognize properly structured student work
  2. apply basics of biblometry and scientometry
  3. demonstrate understanding of information retrieval
  4. differentiate properly structured student papers
  5. use correct ortography

Forms of Teaching


Direct ex cathedra lectures

Seminars and workshops

Student seminars on a given subject

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 0 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 40 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 50 %
Exam: Written 50 % 100 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Structure of student papers (seminar, project work, thesis)
  2. Structure of student papers (seminar, project work, thesis)
  3. Orthography and common mistakes
  4. Orthography and common mistakes
  5. Caveats of translation from foreign language
  6. Writing and delivering presentation
  7. Writing and delivering presentation
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Basics of bibliometrics and scientometrics
  10. Bibliograpic information database
  11. Croatian scientific and professional journals
  12. Efficient web search
  13. Efficient bibliographic database search
  14. Relevant information retrieval (books, journals, papers), Open Access
  15. Final exam


Gordan Gledec (2008.), Pravopisni savjetnik, FER
Maja Matijašević (2010.), Savjeti za oblikovanje rada, FER

For students


ID 183362
  Summer semester
L0 English Level
L1 e-Learning
15 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
6 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

45,5 Excellent
38,5 Very Good
30,5 Good
25,5 Sufficient