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STUDY PLANS
2018/2019

Scientific Writing

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XPE04SCWR Z 4 2s
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Dana Saláková (guarantor), Michael Ynsua
Supervisor:
Department of Languages
Synopsis:

1) LECTURES [Chang-Hee Won]:

With the assistance of a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at CTU and a Professor in Electrical Engineering for Temple University (a research university located in Philadelpia, Pennsyvania, USA), researchers will be instructed on how to organize and effectively communicate their scientific results. While this instructor is an Electrical Engineer, the approaches will be applicable to all technical disciplines.

2) SEMINARS [Michael Ynsua]:

Under the guidance of a native-speaking English teacher participants will focus on the fundamentals of academic writing with the goal of sharpening critical writing skills (reasoning, formulating, and developing arguments and explanations). Special attention will also be paid to mechanics, usage, and style (grammar, etc).

Requirements:

Intended Audience:

Anyone who may be writing their first paper (regular, conference or journal) and would like the

opportunity to improve his or her scientific writing skills.

Syllabus of lectures:

Week 1: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(February 18 - 22) Scientific Publications

Peer Review Process

Week 2: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(February 25 - March 1) Pre-Writing: What is Academic Writing?

Choosing and Narrowing a Topic

Brainstorming / Analyzing the Question / Planning (Outlining)

Other Pre-Writing decisions: American vs British English /

Capitalization / Abbreviations & Numbers / Punctuation

Week 3: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(March 4 - 8) Scientific Writing Overview

Differences between Scientific Writing and other Writing

Week 4: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(March 11 - 15) Writing: The Introductory Paragraph

Recognizing the Parts of an Introduction

The Difference between an Abstract and an Introduction

Week 5: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(March 18 - 22) Titles, Abstracts, Summaries, and Conclusions of a Scientific Paper

Organizing and Discussing Results

Week 6: Individual Consultations

Week 7: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(April 1 - 5) Writing: What Is a Paragraph?

Paragraph Structure (The Three Parts of a Paragraph)

Unity and Coherence

Week 8: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(April 8 - 12) Strategies for Reviewing and Revising a Scientific Paper

Presenting Data

Week 9: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(April 15 - 18) Writing: Facts versus Opinions

Concrete Supporting Details

Examples / Extended Examples

Paraphrases / Summaries

Statistics / Quotations (&Documenting Sources of Information)

Week 10: Individual Consultations

(April 23 - 26)

Week 11: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(April 29 - May 3) Researching and Presenting Prior Work for a Scientific Paper

Plagiarism

References

Week 12: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(May 6 - 10) Writing: The Conclusion

Concluding Paragraphs

Strategies for an Effective Conclusion

& Concluding Strategies That Do Not Work

Week 13: Deadline for Scientific Paper

(May 13 - 17)

Week 14: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(May 20 - 24) Final Feedback

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Syllabus of tutorials:

Week 1: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(February 18 - 22) Scientific Publications

Peer Review Process

Week 2: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(February 25 - March 1) Pre-Writing: What is Academic Writing?

Choosing and Narrowing a Topic

Brainstorming / Analyzing the Question / Planning (Outlining)

Other Pre-Writing decisions: American vs British English /

Capitalization / Abbreviations & Numbers / Punctuation

Week 3: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(March 4 - 8) Scientific Writing Overview

Differences between Scientific Writing and other Writing

Week 4: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(March 11 - 15) Writing: The Introductory Paragraph

Recognizing the Parts of an Introduction

The Difference between an Abstract and an Introduction

Week 5: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(March 18 - 22) Titles, Abstracts, Summaries, and Conclusions of a Scientific Paper

Organizing and Discussing Results

Week 6: Individual Consultations

Week 7: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(April 1 - 5) Writing: What Is a Paragraph?

Paragraph Structure (The Three Parts of a Paragraph)

Unity and Coherence

Week 8: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(April 8 - 12) Strategies for Reviewing and Revising a Scientific Paper

Presenting Data

Week 9: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(April 15 - 18) Writing: Facts versus Opinions

Concrete Supporting Details

Examples / Extended Examples

Paraphrases / Summaries

Statistics / Quotations (&Documenting Sources of Information)

Week 10: Individual Consultations

(April 23 - 26)

Week 11: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(April 29 - May 3) Researching and Presenting Prior Work for a Scientific Paper

Plagiarism

References

Week 12: SEMINAR [Michael Ynsua]:

(May 6 - 10) Writing: The Conclusion

Concluding Paragraphs

Strategies for an Effective Conclusion

& Concluding Strategies That Do Not Work

Week 13: Deadline for Scientific Paper

(May 13 - 17)

Week 14: LECTURE [Chang-Hee Won]:

(May 20 - 24) Final Feedback

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Study Objective:

fundamentals of academic writing with the goal of sharpening critical writing skills (reasoning, formulating, and developing arguments and explanations). Special attention will also be paid to mechanics, usage, and style (grammar, etc).

Study materials:

To be provided by instructor(s) or made available online.

Note:
Further information:
https://jazyky.fel.cvut.cz/vyuka/PGS/A/
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
roomT2:A4-202b

Ynsua M.

09:15–10:45
(parallel nr.101)
Dejvice
Učebna
Fri
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-05-23
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet5740506.html