Writing to Learn Quantum Engineering: Improved Understanding and Communication by Revising a Writing Assignment
Paper in proceeding, 2016

I present an improved lab-report writing assignment for formative assessment in master’s-level physics. Prompted by poorly written reports in an earlier version of the course, suggesting insufficient subject understanding, I aligned aims, learning objectives, instruction, and assessment, and introduced a component of student peer review. This method enhanced learning of the subject matter, indicated by clearly improved reports.

constructive alignment

electrical engineering

team writing


peer learning

formative assessment

master’s level

technical lab report

peer review

learning-oriented feedback

experimental physics


Jonas Bylander

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Quantum Device Physics

KUL2016 Konferens om Undervisning och Lärande på Chalmers

Vol. Extended Abstracts

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)

Subject Categories


Physical Sciences

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Nano Technology

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Condensed Matter Physics


Nanofabrication Laboratory

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

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