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Writing a Research Article

Research article
The aim of this course is to allow graduate students an opportunity to write a short- to medium-length research article using their own data. The goal is for students to have a fully formatted first-draft of their manuscript written by the end of the course. This course will cover topics such as how to select a target journal, how to write different sections of a manuscript, how to present tables and figures clearly and how to format a paper based on the target journal guidelines. As well as covering grammatical accuracy, we will pay particular attention to logic and structure. Students will receive timely feedback on their writing from the Instructor and other class members, and as well as guidance on how to make an effective and clear presentation. A link to the course guidance video is available at the bottom of this page
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コース名
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学期
時限
3912159
Writing a Research Article
マーティン・オブライエン
A1 A2
集中
マイリストに追加
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講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
農学生命科学研究科
授業計画
1. Decide on a target journal 2. Plagiarism & other ethical issues 3. The essentials of scientific writing 4. Presentations 5. Writing the Title & Abstract 6. Writing the Method 7. Writing the Introduction 8. Preparing tables and figures & statistics 9. Writing the Results 10. Writing the Discussion 11. Understanding the Editorial process 12. Writing a cover letter & deciphering decision letter 13. Peer review of Full Research Article
授業の方法
Class lectures, group discussions and pair work ***Important*** This course will be conducted online using Zoom in A2023
成績評価方法
Writing a research article (50%), attendance (20%), online quizzes (15%), and presentation (15%), Students will need to submit their Research article to pass this course. There is no final exam. Students will be encouraged to submit writing assignments most weeks to get feedback from the instructor but this will not be mandatory or graded. However, to receive feedback, all assignments must be submitted on time. If you think you will be late to submit an assignment, just continue to work on it more and submit it to your instructor one week later
教科書
No textbook is needed.
参考書
1. A Short Guide to Writing about Biology (8th Edition) – Jan A. Pechenik 2. Intuitive Biostatistics (3rd Edition) – Harvey Motulsky 3. Asking questions in Biology (5th Edition) - Barnard et al.
履修上の注意
A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural science or a Biology-related subject is required before taking this course. Students must have their results (data) by the time the course begins. And it would be preferable if the data has already been statistically analysed, etc. (if applicable). Because of the limited number of places available on this course, ALL students must complete and submit the Application form within the application period shown below. Application form: https://forms.gle/***** (If the above link does not work to obtain the application form, scan the QR code (available on course posters on Yayoi campus and in the course guidance video) or alternatively email Prof. O`Brien to receive a link to the form ***Important*** Application period: 25th September – 1st October 2023 (late applications are accepted if places are available) Notification: Receive notification by email that you have secured a place on the course by the 2nd October 2023 3. This course is likely to begin either on the 3rd or 4th of October 2023. See the Application form for more up to date information Number of students: 15
その他
All course material will be available to students on the course website