Scientific writing in English

Course Code :2001WETWSE
Study domain:Biology
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:75
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Kris Van De Poel
Ivan Janssens

3. Course contents *

In this course, students are guided through 'BIOCOM', an online interactive course module for academic writing in biology.
Through 300 real life examples (taken from papers written by fellow students), you will learn to
1) avoid the most frequent grammatical errors made by Dutch-speaking academics when writing in English,
2) compose a scientific article,
3) build and improve scientific argumentation. 

Simultaneously, you write a research paper, preferentially (but not necessarily) based on your own data collected for your thesis or individual project. During contact- and feedback sessions you will be guided through the linguistic challenges (both structural and lexical) and textual improvements will be discussed in detail. 

Lecturers will also share some tricks-of-the-trade on how NOT to be a rejected author.