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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:
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:
Study Objective:
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 2019-03-23
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet5740506.html