Advanced Technical Reading and Writing 2

Course Overview

Course description

In this course, students will develop the scientific and technical reading and writing skills they need to understand and construct research articles in their specialist field. Students will first study about the characteristic features of quality research studies, and how science and engineering research articles are constructed in terms of intended audience, purpose, organization, flow, style, and presentation. Using text analysis tools, students will also learn to identify the unique features of technical texts in their particular field. Students will next find a suitable “Call for Papers” from a journal in their field, and then, following the journal’s “Instructions for Authors,” write a research paper. At each stage in the writing process, students will learn about important aspects of writing, such as how to paraphrase, cite, and reference previous work, how to explain figures and tables, and how to summarize the research in the form of an abstract.

Course goals

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