Credit assignment LOT Summer School
During the summer school, there are no RM1-level courses. This means that all LOT courses are rewarded with 0.75 EC. By attending 4 courses over the course of 2 weeks, a student can get a maximum of 3 EC. To earn a certificate, the student needs to
- do the required preparations for the course,
- participate in all five sessions of the course (10 hours),
- do the homework assignments during that week (10 hours)
It is possible to top this up to 5 EC by writing a paper for one of the classes attended at the LOT school. This paper will be worth 2 EC.
Requirements for writing a paper
Whether or not a student has the option or obligation to write a paper differs per university, so check with your local coordinator before the school. For those universities who require their students to write a paper, it should be noted that students can only choose a LOT affiliated teacher as their supervisor (not one of the international or other non-LOT teachers).
The student needs to contact the supervising teacher during the LOT school, who has to agree on the content and set-up of the paper. The deadline for submitting a paper is set at 4 weeks after the end of the LOT school. Papers must be sent directly to the supervising lecturer. The lecturer then has 2 weeks to assess the work, and informs the LOT office of the outcome (pass/fail). If the paper fails, there is no possibility for the student to revise and resubmit. If the paper passes, the LOT office sends a certificate for 2 EC to the student for writing the paper. It is the student’s responsibility to have the credits signed off by their home university.