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053039 VU Academic Research and Writing (2021S)

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 served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This course will be taught fully digitally. Students will have to present their work online and hence need a microphone/webcam.

Wednesday 03.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 10.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 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 (plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, 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 the number of points you achieve in the written test and on the points you achieve by reviewing and presenting a paper. There will be one exam in the middle of the semester (its exact date to be announced). In the first lecture you will be assigned a paper which you will review and present in the second part of the course.
You can obtain up to 40 points on the written test, up to 30 points for the review of your paper and 30 points for its presentation. For the written test no auxiliary materials are allowed.

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

Lectures and research papers.

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

Module: MSE

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