Ph.D. in Software, Systems and Computing

Scientific Papers Writing Workshop

Outline

Students will learn to write and structure a scientific paper by a series of techniques applied to a specific example.

It is essential to communicate your research effectively to other people. No matter how good your work is, it is wasted effort if others do not learn about it and understand it. Therefore, it is essential to communicate well. But writing is not just something that advertises your results at the end of a project: rather, the process of writing improves your understanding of your own work. This workshop will help you to become a better writer. It will discuss the structure of a research paper, together with both principles and practices to help you write good papers.

For Session 2, students should have read https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~mernst/advice/write-technical-paper.html and should have also printed and read the following paper http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/it/~gramoli/doc/pubs/cs-education-preprint.pdf, which will be discussed in class. Please bring the printed paper to this session (by the end of the class you will need to give it to me with any annotations you made) together with a complete answer to the exercise we did in Session 1 regarding the introduction -- which we did not finish during the class.

Assessment Method

The grading will depend on the participation in the classroom and the assignments.

Timetable

To be confirmed

Lecture Theatre

A-6205

Tuition Language

English.



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