Rules of Writing Research Documents

Module Title Rules of Writing Research Documents
Module Type E
CompetencyAbility of writing different scientific documents (paper, dissertation, report)
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
The Scientific Paper: from Reading to Writing lecture, exercise 1 2 exam (100%)
Writing Process lecture, exercise 1 1
Semester summer
Responsible Damak
Site Sfax
Lecturer(s) Abdelmajid Damak
Rabeb Rebhi
Language English
Workload 45 hours course attendance
Credits 3
Recommended Qualifications  -
Learning Outcomes a) The Scientific Paper: from Reading to Writing
After the successful participation in the course The Scientific Paper: from Reading to Writing the students are able to:
  • learn efficient ways to organize the reading method with some useful hints for successful reading,
  • distinguish between the different type of scientific writing,
  • learn how to structure scientific writing and elaborate a work plan.
b) Writing Process
After the successful participation in the course Modelling of Claw Pole Alternators the students are able:
  • know the different steps in order to write a scientific paper, from the brainstorming to the final version of the document,
  • acknowledge the major difficulties in scientific writing and the possible solutions.
Contents a) The Scientific Paper: from Reading to Writing
  • The reading process
  • The notion of scientific publication
  • Structuring the writing and respecting the writing plan
  • Elaborating the work plan
b) Writing Process
  • Pre-writing
  • Organizing
  • Drafting
  • Revising and editing
  • The final copy
Media Black board and beamer, lectures and presentations.
Literature
  • J. Swales, Genre Analysis: English in academic and research settings, Cambridge University Press, 1990.