Free Online Course on Writing, Presenting and Submitting Scientific Papers in English

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Tsinghua University is offering free online course on Writing, Presenting and Submitting Scientific Papers in English. In this communications course, applicants will learn how to properly write a paper in English, cite references and give attributions.

In this five-week course applicants will learn how to properly write a scientific paper, based on international standards, and effectively make a presentation to submit proposals for funding. The course will start on February 20, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Communication
Institution: Tsinghua University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on February 20, 2017

Providers’ Details

Tsinghua University, founded in 1911, is one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. Tsinghua University consists of 19 schools and 55 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, architecture, management, law, medicine, arts and design.

About This Course

In this communications course, you will learn how to properly write a paper in English, cite references and give attributions. You will also learn how to choose research topics and write proposals for research funding.

It is increasingly important that new scholars and students become familiar with, and abide by the international standard when writing papers, submitting them for publication, dealing with editors, and applying for funding. Above all, knowing how to conduct a clear English presentation is an essential requirement for research papers being accepted.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, along with learning best practices for writing a paper, you will also learn about “conventions and protocols” of international academia and the cultural differences between East and West.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to write papers in English
  • Best practices for making presentations in English
  • Experiences and advice on scientific research
  • Benefits of taking part in an academic community

Instructors

Xiaohong Guan

Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems, Tsinghua University

Requirements

College English and preliminary research training

How To Join This Course

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