Motivation for the Course
Communication, both written and oral, is crucial in most graduate jobs, whether in the commercial or the scientific sector. The successful presentation of one’s own work depends on well-developed communication skills. In the more specific context of international scientific conferences, many more papers and presentations would be accepted, if the manner in which they were presented were improved.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of this course is to improve students’ performance in developing and organizing ideas and in preparing effective documents and talks. The focus is specifically on scientific communication, which refers to the presentation of scientific results and hypothesis in the primary scientific literature, in other kinds of review and popular literature, and as talks at conferences.
The purpose of this course is to help students to communicate ideas better and to learn the skills of scientific communication.
The main aims are:
to improve communication skills
to concentrate on scientific communication, both written and oral
to learn about how scientific communication is performed at workshops, conferences, and in journals.
Further goals include training graduate and PhD students how to
- access information about different topics, such as research results, conferences, etc., in paper-based publications and on the WWW
- to write cv’s, abstracts, extended abstracts, and articles
for acceptance at international conferences and publications
(both with regard to language and contents)
- to review and assess submissions to scientific conferences.
Topics include discussion and review of different kinds of publications such as theses, articles, survey articles, books, abstracts, etc.
Writing exercises (dealing with content as well as language) will include the students abstracts, extended abstracts, and papers.
Topic for winter term 2021/22:
Find 2 or 3 papers that are dealing with a specific problem within this area and compare them regarding methodology, parameters and results.