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CHEM8035 Scientific Writing in Chemistry (1st Year)

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

A workshop designed to develop a basic competence in three aspects of scientific writing

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • How to make a case for the importance of a piece of research and the chosen research approach.
  • How to make a case for the conclusion/interpretation of a piece of research.
  • How to write in a clear and concise fashion to make it accessible to an international research audience.

Syllabus

Various topics will be covered, including: • Visual methods for designing a logical case for either importance or conclusion of a piece of research. • The six basic types of fault in writing style • Methods for assessing the logic and writing style of written scientific papers and reports. • Considering your international audience and preparing your writing for their comprehension. • Efficient techniques for revising a piece of text.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Individual and team-based exercises and problems, discussion, peer assessment

TypeHours
Teaching10
Independent Study65
Total study time75

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Exercises, peer and tutor feedback Attendance at all sessions

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Attendance at all sessions %
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