Structuring your Research Paper (Previously titled: Effective Scientific Papers) (WS908)Course Level: Introductory
Strong writing skills are a key to success for researchers and professionals alike. This course discusses how to structure research papers, dissertations, and other reports effectively at all levels to get the readers’ attention, facilitate navigation, and thus get the message across optimally to their audiences.
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.
This course will enable you to:
- 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.
Jean-luc Doumont , a former researcher in optics, now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes. Over the years, he has conducted hundreds of sessions worldwide, in English, French, Dutch, and Spanish, and has contributed dozens of articles. Among others, he is the lead author of Nature's English communication for scientists series and the author of the critically acclaimed book Trees, maps, and theorems. Jean-luc graduated from the Louvain School of Engineering and holds a PhD in applied physics from Stanford University.
This workshop is free to technical attendees.