Seminar: Scientific Writing

Course Number 17163-01
Lecturers Craig Hamilton
Manolis Sifalakis
Time and Location Fri 14:15 - 16:00; Multimedia-Schulungsraum, Sprachenzentrum/New Media Center
Start 20-02-2015
Prerequisites MA, MSc, or PhD students who do scientific research. B2/C1 level of English.
Objectives Students who complete the course will improve their understanding of:
- Various genres used in scientific or professional communication
- The process of creating high quality texts
- Writing clearly in English
Contents This course is meant to help graduate students improve their writing skills in English. A sound ability to present your work or communicate its merits and contributions is an essential skill in every science. It is equally useful to anyone whose work entails a level of specialisation or complexity, which is non-trivial for a broad audience to comprehend.

We will cover several genres (e.g. thesis/dissertation, scientific paper, and poster). We will also combine analysis with production to improve scientific communication skills. Content organisation and contextualisation, structure, use of graphics, as well as correct use of language for providing emphasis and improving readability, are some of the topics students will work on.
Literature Materials will be provided by the teachers.
Assessment Lehrveranst.-begleitend

Please note: To pass the course, students must:
- Attend all 11 classes (two absences maximum, for any reason)
- Do all homework
- Complete all assignments
- Actively take part in class activities
Credit Points 6
Grades Pass / Fail
Modules Modul Praxis aktueller Informatikmethoden (MSF - Informatik)
Modul Seminar (Master Informatik 10)
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