COMMUNICATING SCIENCE – Course Description

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, students will know how to:

  • Organize and write “research reports”: journal papers, theses, and internal reports.
  • Prepare and deliver conference presentations: short lectures and posters
  • Write a winning research proposal.

Topics

  • Emphasis: writing journal papers and theses
  • Other topics:
    • English grammar and usage in scientific writing
    • writing strategies
    • review process
    • lectures and posters
    • research proposals
    • business plans
    • patent applications
    • CV’s, resumes, and business letters

Methodology

  • Frontal lectures – 12 hours
    • includes class exercises and class discussion
    • optimally 3 hr/day for 4 days
      • schedule can be adapted to institutional needs
  • Homework Exercise
    • graded daily