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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Tipo incarico Dottorato
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Docente Biscari Paolo

Corso di Dottorato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The course will be held by Professor Tim Sluckin, from the University of Southampton, UK.

Besides being a leading theoretical scientist in soft matter physics, Tim Sluckin has developed experience in the study of the History of Mathematics and Science. He has published over 170 research papers, which have received over 3000 citations (H index = 32), and 4 books, including "Soap, Science and Flat screen TVs: a history of liquid crystals", Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2014. (See http://www.personal.soton.ac.uk/tim for further information).

The aim of the course is to develop and improve the candidates' scientific writing, as well as increase their ability to deliver scientific and technical presentations in English.

* Evolution of technical-scientific writing and communication. Historical examples 
* General topics on scientific technical English; clear, concise and unambiguous written communication; English vs American English wording; appropriate transition and connecting words; proper verb tenses 
* International English: pitfalls for native and non-native speakers in reading, writing, speaking and listening 
* Planning a scientific paper 
* Writing a quality paper (language; choice of the title; introduction; acknowledgements; main body; conclusions; bibliographic references; appendices; notes) 
* Result visualization: tables and figures 
* From the initial to the final draft (writing the first draft; reviewing the contents; reviewing the language; preparing the highlights of a paper, dealing with Referees/Supervisor comments and objections, interaction with Editor) 
* Preparing and organizing a PhD Thesis. The bibliographic research. Ethics and plagiarism 
* Refereeing scientific papers 
* Planning an oral presentation: keeping an audience interested in your results 
* Preparing and writing slides 
* Preparing a poster 
* Examples and group-working applications

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The course will consist in oral classes, with mandatory exercises of critical reading, writing and presentation.

Learning evaluation includes written exercises during the Course, followed by an oral presentation on an agreed topic.

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Calendario testuale dell'attività didattica
The course will be held in two editions. Schedule of the first edition Tue 3 Mar 2020, room B.5.4 Thu 5 Mar 2020 , room B.5.2 Tue 10 Mar 2020 , room B.5.4 Thu 12 Mar 2020 , room B.5.2 Fri 13 Mar 2020 , room B.5.2 Tue 17 Mar 2020 , room B.5.4 Thu 19 Mar 2020 , room B.5.2 Fri 20 Mar 2020 , room B.5.2 All classes will be held in the Leonardo Campus, at the 5th floor of Building #14 (La Nave), starting at 5.15 PM and finishing at 8PM Schedule of the second edition Tue 21 Apr 2020, room B.5.2 Thu 23 Apr 2020 , room B.5.2 Tue 28 Apr 2020 , room B.5.2 Wed 29 Apr 2020 , room B.5.2 Thu 30 Apr 2020 , room B.5.2 Tue 5 May 2020 , room B.5.2 Thu 7 May 2020 , room B.5.2 Fri 8 May 2020 , room B.5.2 All classes will be held in the Leonardo Campus, at the 5th floor of Building #14 (La Nave), starting at 5.15 PM and finishing at 8PM

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJ. Blackwell & J. Martin, A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaR.E. Berger, A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaM.N. Hegde, A Coursebook on Scientific and Professional Writing for Speech-Language Pathology, Editore: Delmar, Anno edizione: 2009
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaM. Alley, The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid, Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaC. Issever and K. Peach, Presenting Science: A practical guide to giving a good talk, Editore: OUP, Anno edizione: 2009
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaA selection of papers and texts will be provided during the Course

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