Office: SCIBD 4221
Office phone: 859-622-1541
Text: Gastel, B., and R. A. Day. 2016. How to write & publish a scientific paper. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT.
Lecture notes: click here!
Guidelines for oral presentations: click here!
Guidelines for poster presentations: click here!
Resources available from the EKU Library: click here!
2) To improve your communication skills (particularly writing skills)
2) Based on your Introduction and results that I will provide, write a Discussion section of research paper (Research Paper Discussion Evaluation Form)
3) Give an oral presentation based on a published paper of your choosing & prepare a poster based on a published paper of your choosing.
4) Edit 6 sections of different published papers (See the Editing Exercise Evaluation Form).
5) Two 30-point 'take-home' exams (Exams 1 and 3) based on evaluation of a section of a scientific paper.
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 pts
|387 - 430||A|
|344 - 386||B|
|301 - 343||C|
|258 - 300||D|
Attendance policy: Attendance is required only for exams and oral presentations. Those absent with no legitimate reason on the dates of oral presentations will be penalized 5% of their total points at the end of the semester. Please, if possible, see me in advance if you must be absent on dates when attendance is required.
Mid-term grade: If you have any questions about your grade at mid-term, please feel free to stop by my office.
Office hours: I will be in my office daily.
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August 20 - Introduction to scientific literature & writing; use of EKU library resources
August 27 - Scientific Writing & Editing: Basic Guidelines
September 3 - NO CLASS - Labor Day
September 10 - Scientific Writing & Editing: Basic Guidelines
September 17 - Getting funded: writing proposals
September 24 - Guidelines for writing a scientific paper I and FIRST DRAFT OF PROPOSAL INTRODUCTION DUE
October 1 - 'TAKE-HOME' EXAM 1
October 8 - Guidelines for writing a scientific paper II
October 15 - NO CLASS - Fall Break
October 22 - EXAM 2
Friday, October 26 - FINAL VERSION OF INTRODUCTION DUE (via email)
October 29 - Guidelines for writing a scientific paper III
November 5 - EXAM 3
------- Friday, November 9 - FIRST VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER DISCUSSION DUE (via email)
November 12 - Guidelines for oral presentations
November 19 - Guidelines for poster presentations
November 26 -Oral presentations (see the oral presentation evaluation form)
December 3 - 'TAKE-HOME' EXAM 4
----- Monday, December 10 - No class, but FINAL VERSION OF RESEARCH PAPER DISCUSSION DUE (via email)
December 15 - POSTER PRESENTATIONS DUE (via email) (see the poster evaluation form)
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