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300171 UE Writing scientific theses (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

DAY1 – 29th March 2021 – Basic lectures and exercises
10:00 am -13:00 pm Unit1 with Karl Hülber (Structure of scientific articles/theses and figures)
13:00 pm -13:30 pm Lunch break (please prepare in advance to stay in schedule)
13:30 pm -15:30 pm Unit2 with Bea Maas (Writing styles and clarity)

Home exercise between Day1 and Day2 will be available via Moodle. Instructions will be provided during the lectures of Day1. Some exercise should be solved until 5th April (results will be send to Bea Maas – bea.maas@univie.ac.at), other exercises will be discussed on Day2.

DAY2 – 12th April 2021 – Discussion of exercises
10:00 am -13:00 pm Unit1 with Bea Maas (discussion of home exercises from Day1)
Unit2 with Bea Maas (introduction to final home exercise)

Home exercise between Day2 and Day3 will be available via Moodle. Instructions will be provided during Day2 and in a detailed document/questionnaire. Contents of the home exercise: (a) carefully reviewing an example paper to identify relocated sentences and paragraphs and their supposed position; (b) writing a title page and an abstract on which you will receive individual feedback. The second home exercise has to be completed until 19th April.

DAY3 – 19th April 2021 – Discussion of home work paper
10:00 am -11:00 am Whole group meeting to shortly discuss “title page and abstracts” task
11:00 am -12:30 pm Breakout-room discussions of the papers (“group Bea” & “group Karl”);
12:30 pm -13:00pm Lunch break (please prepare in advance to stay in schedule)
13:00 pm -14:00 pm Whole group meeting for final course wrap-up

Friday 05.03. 13:00 - 14:00 Digital
Monday 29.03. 10:00 - 16:00 Digital
Monday 12.04. 10:00 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 19.04. 10:00 - 14:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims to familiarize participants with the structure and style of scientific journal articles in the field of biology. The focus is on practical exercises (comparative analysis of scientific text and text modules as well as writing, revising and optimizing examples following common standards of scientific writing). Successful graduates should be able to independently write and revise a bachelor thesis according to common international scientific theses and writing standards.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Assessment of course exercises and homework (50%)
- Active participation (20%)
- Final presentation and discussion (30%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- A positive grade requires a timely and complete submission of course exercises, an active participation in the course units and participation in the final presentation

Examination topics

- Assessment of course exercises and homework (50%)
- Active participation (20%)
- Final presentation and discussion (30%)

Reading list

will be announced

Association in the course directory

MBO 7, MEC-9, M-WZB

Last modified: Fr 14.05.2021 11:28