The course is intended for doctoral students admitted to the doctoral program Electro Engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). To apply for the course, contact email@example.com.
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Content and learning outcomes
- Scientific English
- Referencing and style guides, e.g. IEEE
- Language and discourse analysis
- Written assignments
- Peer review
- Reflection and discussion
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the students should be able to:
- apply the main principles of scientific writing
- apply effective rhetorical strategies to produce clear and precise writing in English
- use source material according to scientific and engineering standards
- produce and adapt written texts for specific STEM audiences and purposes
- argue persuasively for a research idea, with reference to published research
- edit and format text to publication standards.
Literature and preparations
The course is primarily intended for new doctoral students in the STEM fields.
Hofmann, Angelika. 2010. Scientific Writing and Communication. OUP, 682 pages
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- INL1 - Written assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
75% attendance. All written assignments passed.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
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