Seminar: Scientific Writing

Course Number 17163-01
Lecturers Craig Hamilton
Sonali Parbhoo
Time and Location Fri 14:15 - 16:00; Seminarraum 00.003, Spiegelgasse 1
Start 22-09-2017
Prerequisites MA, MSc students who must write about their scientific research in English. 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 aims to help graduate students improve their writing skills in English. Communicating effectively in English is an essential skill in every science. This course is especially useful to young scientists who want to learn how to communicate clearly with a wide range of audiences.

We will cover several genres in this course (e.g. thesis/dissertation, scientific paper, and poster). We will also combine analysis with production to help you improve your scientific communication skills. Topics we focus on in this course include organization, presentation, and correct English style.
Literature Materials will be provided by the teachers.
Assessment Lehrveranst.-begleitend

Please note: To pass the course, students must:
- Attend all classes (two absences maximum, for any reason)
- Do all homework
- Complete all assignments
- Actively take part in class activities
Credit Points 6
Grades 1-6 0,5
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