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TsinghuaX: Writing, Presenting and Submitting Scientific Papers in English | 英文科技论文写作与学术报告

Learn how to properly write a scientific paper, based on international standards, and effectively make a presentation to submit proposals for funding. Expression and communication are the most important comprehensive abilities for top innovative scientific and technological talents. Cultivate your ability to write scientific papers and academic reports in English, help you open the door to the world's scientific community and communicate with international colleagues on an equal footing.

Writing, Presenting and Submitting Scientific Papers in English | 英文科技论文写作与学术报告
5 weeks
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Starts Apr 12
Ends Sep 1

About this course

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In this communications course, you will learn how to properly write a paper in English, cite references and give attributions. You will also learn how to choose research topics and write proposals for research funding.

It is increasingly important that new scholars and students become familiar with, and abide by the international standard when writing papers, submitting them for publication, dealing with editors, and applying for funding. Above all, knowing how to conduct a clear English presentation is an essential requirement for research papers being accepted.

In this course, along with learning best practices for writing a paper, you will also learn about “conventions and protocols” of international academia and the cultural differences between East and West.

Publishing high-quality academic papers and participating in international academic exchanges have become an indispensable part of scientific research and an important indicator of academic achievement. Clear English expression is a basic requirement for papers to be accepted in international journals and conferences. It is very important to submit and revise papers, deal with editors, and be familiar with and abide by international academic rules and practices.

This course aims to guide students how to write international journals and conference papers, introduce the conventions and rules of international academia, discuss relevant Eastern and Western cultural differences, and guide students on how to cite references correctly, respect the research results of others, and how to participate in academic activities such as Academic work such as academic conferences, how to be a reviewer, how to serve as an editorial board member of an international journal, a member of the program committee of an international conference, etc.
This course briefly explores how to choose a research topic and how to apply for a research project.

At a glance

  • Institution: TsinghuaX
  • Subject: Communication
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    College English and preliminary research training

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated skills:Research Papers, Writing, Communications, Presentations, International Standards, Research

What you'll learn

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  • How to write papers in English
  • Best practices for making presentations in English
  • Experiences and advice on scientific research
  • Benefits of taking part in an academic community

Chapter 1 Writing papers in English

1.1 Preparing Manuscripts
1.1.1 Comparison of writing papers in Chinese and English
1.1.2 Main contents of a scientific paper
1.1.3 Advices on English presentations
1.1.4 Advices for beginners

1.2 Submission
1.2.1 Procedure to submit a paper
1.2.2 Reviewing procedure
1.2.3 Advices in responding to reviewers

1.3 Examples
1.3.1 An actual example on abstract
1.3.2 An actual example on responses to reviewers

1.4 Summary

Chapter 2 Making Presentations in English

2.1 General Advice
2.1.1 Importance of making presentations
2.1.2 Rule of Thumb in making presentations

2.2 Preparing Slides
2.2.1 Organization of slides
2.2.2 Advices in preparation
2.2.3 Examples

2.3 Making Presentation
2.3.1 Advices on presentation
2.3.1 How to answer questions

2.4 Summary

Chapter 3 Taking Part in Academic Community

3.1 Academic Credit
3.1.1 Importance of sharing credit
3.1.2 How to share credit
3.1.3 Cite references correctly

3.2 Academic Participation
3.2.1 Attend academic conferences
3.2.2 Communicate in academic exchanges

3.3 Academic Services
3.3.1 Importance
3.3.2 Server as an reviewer
3.3.2 Server as an associate editor

Chapter 4 Experiences and Advices on Scientific Research

4.1 Choosing research topics
4.1.1 Importance of choose research topics
4.1.2 Historical perspective on systems and control areas
4.1.3 Importance of interrelated areas
4.1.4 Approach to choosing a research topic

4.2 Applying for research funding
4.2.1 Importance
4.2.2 Assumptions when writing proposals
4.2.3 Strategies when writing proposals

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