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053039 VU Academic Research and Writing (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 27.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course introduces master students into the rules of scientific publishing with the focus on computer science.
Topics include: Issues in scientific writing (authorship, reproducible research); Preparing a scientific manuscript for high-impact conferences and journals; Conference presentation; How to do a peer review; How to search in the literature.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation of your performance will be based on three parts:
1) written paper review
2) written test
3) oral paper presentation.

You will be assigned a current paper of computer science research for which you need to prepare a written review. You will choose a second paper which you will present in an oral presentation. Furthermore, there will be a written test on the topics of the lecture.

You can obtain up to 40 points on the written test, up to 30 points for the review of your paper and up to 30 points for the paper presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular attendance is mandatory in order to pass the course.

The grading scale for the course will be:
1: at least 87.5%
2: at least 75.0%
3: at least 60.0%
4: at least 40.0%

Examination topics

Lecture and research papers.

Reading list

Justin Zobel: Writing for Computer Science, Springer 2009, 2014.

Association in the course directory

Module: MSE

Last modified: Tu 20.10.2020 11:08