Module P14 - Communicating Science
P14.1 - Scientific Writing, P14.2 Scientific Presentations
preliminary schedule (to be confirmed): Mondays and Thursdays, 10-12
module is pass/fail.
All student participants will have to give presentations to the
class during the semester, and submit writing samples for
must have their own material to work with. That means that only
students who have either started their Master thesis in the 3rd
semester, or who have at least completed module P8 (Supervised
research project) will be able to participate. If you have done
neither, do not bother to show up, because you will not be able
to do any work in class. In such a case, you should postpone
taking this course until you have something of substance to work
with. The students who will profit most from this class are
those who are actively writing their Master thesis, and who are
planning to defend it by the summer.
This course is about taking your own results (which you have
produced yourself, and which therefore you should be very
familiar with), writing them up, and presenting them to an
audience. It is
not about producing the results themselves (that is
something you already have an advisor to help you with),
or reading papers by someone else and presenting them
(that is a literature seminar).
This is not a language class. While we will work on
grammar and spelling issues (which native English
speakers have just as much as non-native speakers), the
main focus will be on how to structure a scientific
paper or presentation. Therefore if you know that you
have significant problems with English grammar and
spelling, be prepared to put in extra work on your own
time outside class. That is best done before the start
of the semester.
P14.1 - Scientific Writing:
A. Wallwork (2011), English for Writing Research Papers, Springer,
P14.2 - Scientific Presentations:
A. Wallwork (2011), English for Presentations at International
Conferences, Springer, 179 pp.