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intro_nl_sp05 - 7.02/10.702 Scientific Communication Spring...

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7.02/10.702 Scientific Communication . ) Neal Lerner Office hours: M 12-1; Tue 3-5 . Send an email to Neal . Tell me about the following: 1) What have been your experiences with writing up scientific content (e.g., lab reports, reviews, research papers)? 2) How would you describe yourself as a writer? 3) 4) What do you as a reader expect to happen in a research article? Spring 2005 Section G (Thr 9-11 a.m.) Section H (Thr 1-3 p.m What are your writing goals for 7.02/10.702 SciComm? 1
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7.02/10.702 SciCom Schedule Course goals : By the end of the semester, you will Understand the seven components ( title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion/conclusion, tables/figures ) of a laboratory research paper. Understand the writing process and its application to scientific writing . Understand the importance of communicating in writing as a scientist . Apply an understanding of scientific writing to your subsequent independent research . • Six Meetings focus on seven components of a research paper: Introduction Meeting 1 Methods Meeting 2 Figures/Legends Meeting 3 Results Meeting 4 Discussion/Conclusion Meeting 5 Title and Abstract Meeting 6 --Collaborative writing exercises --Peer feedback on long-term projects --Brief oral presentations 20% of final grade --One paraphrase of an introduction --Four critiques 30% of final grade --One of six choices meeting. 50% of final grade SciComm consists of the following components: In-class exercises Out-of-class exercises Long-term projects --Produced in revisable increments corresponding to the topic of each 2
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assignments: assignment. calendar. is recorded. SciComm Revision Policy Revision allowed for most out- of-class and long-term project One rewrite allowed per Rewrites must be turned in by the date indicated on the class Higher grade of the two versions 0 + writing + Grading of Written Work Unacceptable work. Assignment not handed in.
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.012 taught by Professor Lander during the Fall '10 term at MIT.

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intro_nl_sp05 - 7.02/10.702 Scientific Communication Spring...

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