227-1101-00L  How to Write Scientific Texts

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2020
DozierendeU. Koch
Periodizitätjedes Semester wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarStrongly recommended prerequisite for Semester Projects and Master Theses at D-ITET (MSc BME, MSc EEIT, MSc EST).

KurzbeschreibungThe four hour lecture covers the basics of writing and presenting of scientific work. The focus will be on the structure and the main elements of a scientific text rather than the language. Citation rules, good practice of scientific writing and an overview on software tools will be part of the training.
LernzielKnowledge on structure and content of a scientific text.
Stimulation of a discussion on how to write a scientific text versus an interesting novel.
Discussion of the practice of proper citing and critical reflection on recent plagiarism allegations.
Inhalt* Topic 1: Structure of a Scientific Text (title, author list, abstract, state-of-the-art, "in this paper" paragraph, scientific part, summary, equations, figures)

* Topic 2: Power Point Presentations

* Topic 3: Citation Rules and Citation Software

* Topic 4: Guidelines for Research Integrity

The lecture will be given in two parts on two afternoons. Some exercises will be built into the lecture.
LiteraturETH "Citation Etiquette", see Link.

ETH Guidlines on "Guidelines for Research Integrity", see Link
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesStudents should already have a Bachelor degree and plan to do either a semester project or a master thesis in the immediate future.