Writing in the Sciences

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English
24 h
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  • 8 Sequences
  • Introductive Level

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Syllabus

Week 1 (September 24-30): Introduction; principles of effective writing (cutting unnecessary clutter)
Week 2 (October 1-7): Principles of effective writing (verbs)
Week 3 (October 8-14): Crafting better sentences and paragraphs
Week 4 (October 15-21): Organization; and streamlining the writing process
Week 5 (October 22-28): The format of an original manuscript
Week 6 (October 29-Nov. 4): Reviews, commentaries, and opinion pieces; and the publication process
Week 7 (November 5-11): Issues in scientific writing (plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, reproducible research)
Week 8 (November 12-18): How to do a peer review; and how to communicate with the lay public

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Dr. Kristin Sainani
Associate Professor
Health Research and Policy

Editor

Leland Stanford Junior University, better known as Stanford University, is a private American university located in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco.

Its motto is "Die Luft der Freiheit weht", which means "The wind of freedom blows".

Ranked among the world's top universities in most international rankings, it enjoys great prestige.

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Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California. 

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