San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
21 - 25 August 2011
Short Course (WS908)
Effective Scientific Papers
Monday 22 August 2011
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

FormatShort Course
  • Course Level:
  • Introductory
  • CEU:
  • 0.35
Strong writing skills are a key to success for researchers. This course proposes a methodology that will take you from scratch to an effective scientific or technical document-a question of structure, not style. The approach is applicable across languages and for a wide range of document types beyond scientific papers, too.
Learning Outcomes
  • plan your document efficiently
  • create an effective abstract, introduction, and conclusion
  • organize your material into an accessible structure
  • construct paragraphs that get the message across
  • write sentences that are easy to read
This material is intended for anyone who must write or edit technical documents in general and scientific papers in particular. Both novice and experienced writers can expect to learn much from it.
This course is free to SPIE Student Members, but <b<you must register to attend</b<. <B<Registration for this course is now full, but you may sign up on a wait list at the Course Materials desk onsite in San Diego.</B<
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