227-1101-00L How to Write Scientific Texts in Engineering Sciences
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Strongly recommended prerequisite for Semester Projects and Master Theses at D-ITET (MSc BME, MSc EEIT, MSc EST).|
|Abstract||The 4 hour lecture covers the basics of writing & presenting a scientific text. The focus will be on the structure and elements of a scientific text and not on the language. Citation rules, good practice of scientific writing and an overview on software tools will be part of the training.|
The lecture will be thought on two afternoons. Some exercises will be built into the lecture.
|Objective||Knowledge on structure and content of a scientific text. The course further is arranged to stimulate a discussion on how to properly write a legible scientific text versus writing an interesting novel. We will further discuss the practice of properly citing and critically reflect on recent plagiarism allegations.|
|Content||* Topic 1: Structure of a Scientific Text (The Title, the author list, the abstract, State-of-the Art, the "in this paper" paragraph, the scientific part, the summary, Equations, Figures).|
* Topic 2: Power Point Presentations.
* Topic 3: Citation Rules and Citation Software.
* Topic 4: Guidelines for Research Integrity.
|Literature||ETH "Citation Etiquette", see www.plagiate.ethz.ch.|
ETH Guidlines on "Guidelines for Research Integrity", see www.ee.ethz.ch > Education > > Contacts, links & documents > Forms and documents > Brochures / guides.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Students should already have a Bachelor degree and plan to do either a semester project or a master thesis in the immediate future.|