Scientific Writing

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HL301 Scientific Writing
과목번호 HL301
학점/이론시수/실습시수 2/2/0
교과구분 공통필수
대분류 DGIST특성화
소분류 어학
최초개설연도 2016
교수자 Jeong-Ah Lee, Anna Rose Hull, Philip Johnson, Or Aaron Cumberledge
개설학년 3
개설학기 1, 2
교재 Jeong-Ah Lee & Tremaine Tucker (2016) Scientific Writing: Learning to Write Like a Scientist


선수과목 English for Science Leaders II: Academic Reading and Writing


The Scientific Writing course is designed to help students understand the fundamentals of effective scientific and technical writing and write a mini research paper as the final project. To this end, the course consists of two phases: Lecture/Discussion and the Writing Project. In the first quarter of the semester, students will learn the basics of academic research paper writing such as ethics and plagiarism, paraphrasing, referencing, and style; they will also explore the structure of scientific writing and discursive features specific to scientific writing by surveying published research papers in the science and technology fields. Equipped with this basic understanding about writing a research paper, students will move on to learn how to compose each of the sections of a research paper centering on content, frequently used vocabulary, discourse-organizing words, and syntax patterns. As they learn the specifics of each section, students will have ample opportunities to practice writing through not only structured class activities but also actually drafting their own research paper section by section according to the class progress. In this course, a process-oriented approach to writing is employed; therefore, instructional methods such as multiple drafting, peer/instructor review, and group work will be implemented



You will not receive a letter grade for this course. Instead you will be awarded either satisfactory, for having met all the requirements of the course, or unsatisfactory, for failing to have a cumulative score that is above the minimum standard. You will get scores for your attendance, participation, speeches, exams, and possibly other assignments. These will be scored on a 0-100 point scale. At the end of the semester, you will need to have an overall score of 75 or above to pass the class.

Attendance (10%) TA Tutorial & Class Participation (10%) Ongoing Semester Assignments (30%) Midterm - Introduction draft + Methodology ideas (20%) Final - Short Scientific Research Paper (30%)