227-1101-00L  How to Write Scientific Texts in Engineering Sciences

SemesterHerbstsemester 2016
DozierendeJ. Leuthold
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch
KommentarStrongly recommended prerequisite for Semester Projects and Master Theses at D-ITET (MSc BME, MSc EEIT, MSc EST).


KurzbeschreibungThe 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.
LernzielKnowledge 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.
Inhalt* 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.
LiteraturETH "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.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents should already have a Bachelor degree and plan to do either a semester project or a master thesis in the immediate future.