Developing Course Materials for a Course on Scientific Writing

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1. Remember your reading: author, date, problematic, methodology, quotes

2. Create your own bibliography. ? What tools shall I use? Zotero Mendeley Papers Endnote

2.1. Assessment: present the aim of the paper., the research question. Make a brief overview of literatiure and explain what and how you are going to do. = PROPOSAL

3. Formal letters: style and format; COVER LETTER; a response to a reviewer; How to Write an Original Research Article (ORA) | Journal of Language and Education

4. Research article template IMRAD Bibliography

4.1. Research design

5. Intro exercise Create a mind map of the steps to publication

6. The ecosystem of the community Important academic conferences Important theories and concepts Influential researchers

6.1. Consult your supervisor about journals

6.2. Visit University Writing Centre

6.3. Contact researchers you met at conferences

6.4. Assessment: a rationale for a choice of journals

7. Search for journals compatible with your research

7.1. Use the science databases Institution subscriptions, e.g. Scopus Russian journals indexed in Scopus

8. Study author's guidelines. e.g. Cover letter; types of articles; paper template


8.1.1. Format, style, organisation Assessment: instructor

8.2. Submission checklist: what files are needed, the procedure, the fee, the template for a selected type of paper, referencing style.

8.2.1. Self-assessment.

9. The AIM:By the end of the course a student will submit an article to a scientific journal in the English language in a hard science discipline.

10. Understanding your research question and the paper organisation.

10.1. What kind of paper is it: research, review, methodological, pilot study, other? What in my paper about? Contribution to my field of knowledge; Is vocabulary coherent for my field?

10.1.1. Peer feedback; instructor's feedback; a specialist from the department's feedback or a supervisor's feedback.

10.2. A link to a general structure here What Does IMRaD Reveal About Science?

11. Write the first draft

11.1. Instructor's feedback

11.2. Write an abstract

11.2.1. Assessment: peer review of an abstract Elevator pitch

11.2.2. ABSTRACT. • Who are the intended readers? • What did you do? • Why did you do it? • What happened when you did that? • What do your results mean in practice and in theory? • What are the key benefits for the readers? • What remains unsolved?

11.3. Clinical Chemistry Guide to Scientific Writing  |

12. Methodology

12.1. Information search skills

12.2. Formal letter writing

12.3. Process writing

12.4. Group discussions

12.5. Peer written and oral feedback

12.6. Building ecosystem

12.7. Special software: Zotero, AntConc