227-1101-00L  How to Write Scientific Texts

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersU. Koch
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentStrongly recommended prerequisite for Semester Projects, Bachelor's, and Master Theses at D-ITET (MSc BME, BSc/MSc EEIT, MSc EST and MSc QE).


227-1101-00 SHow to Write Scientific Texts
Will take place online. The lecturers will communicate the exact lesson times of ONLINE courses.
4s hrs
29.04.16:15-18:00ETF C 1 »
06.05.16:15-18:00ETF C 1 »
U. Koch

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AbstractThe four hour lecture covers the basics of writing and presenting of scientific work. The focus is 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 are part of the training.
Objective- Knowledge on structure and content of scientific texts and presentations
- 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 plagiarism
Content* Topic 1: Structure of Scientific Texts (title, author list, abstract, state-of-the-art, "in this paper" paragraph, scientific part, summary, equations, figures)

* Topic 2: Structure of Scientific 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.
LiteratureETH "Citation Etiquette", see www.plagiate.ethz.ch.

ETH "Guidelines for Research Integrity", see Link
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents should be writing either a bachelor/semester/master thesis or a scientific publication in the immediate future.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits0 credits
ExaminersU. Koch
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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