After the course you will be able to:
- analyze the structure of a scientific article;
- recognize a well written scientific article;
- substantiate why a scientific article is well written or not;
- write parts of a scientific article that meet the requirements of your scientific field;
- apply clear and effective language in scientific articles.
A scientific text adheres to different requirements than popular texts, columns, or policy notes. In this course we will analyze scientific texts in the field of Computing Science. We will discuss structure, design and the language used in those articles. For which target group are you going to write and what does that mean for your text? When do you use passive forms, when can you use active sentences? How do you display results and how can you guide the reader through the discussion of those results?
These are all questions that will be addressed. You will also have to write pieces of a scientific article yourself.
We will discuss articles and all assignments in small groups. Part of the course is that you give feedback on assignments made by other students.
You will work on your own dossier during the course. For this dossier you will receive a grade X.|
In addition you will receive a grade Y for the final assignment.
Both grades count equally: (A+B)/2= final grade for the course.
You have two options to follow this course: in the first quarter OR in the second quarter.
Meetings are mandatory. If you miss more than one meeting, you will receive a replacement assignment to compensate for the missed discussions.
If your are unable to attend due to circumstances, please inform the lecturer (preferably in advance!).
You have to register for a group, these groups are linked to a timetable. Please make sure you are able to attend.