Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Additional Readings:Formal Letters & Statements of Purpose

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Find below links to some additional readings for Week 12.
Formal Letters:
3. Letter Writing [Hornbill]
Statements of Purpose
1. The Statement of Purpose [statementofpurpose.com]
3. Writing a Winnning Statement of Purpose [San Jose State University ]
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Lecture Summaries:Formal Letters & Statements of Purpose

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 12:
Lecture 1: Formal Letters
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Powerpoint Presentations 12:Formal Letters & Statements of Purpose

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Find below links to the Powerpoint Presentations for Week 12:
Lecture 1: Formal Letters
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Additonal Readings 11:Conference Posters & Powerpoints

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Please find belo some links to some additional reading material for week 11:
Conference Posters:
1. Design Gallery - Conference Posters [Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne]
3. Tips on Preparing a Conference Poster [Wisconsin Tobacco Control Board]
Powerpoints
1. Making PowerPoint Slides. Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides. [International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)]
4. Top Ten Slide Tips [Garr Reynolds]
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Lecture Summaries 11:Conference Posters & Powerpoints

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 11:
Lecture 2: Powerpoints
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Powerpoint Presentations 11:Conference Posters & Powerpoints

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Please find below links to Powerpoint presentations for Week 11:
Lecture 2: Powerpoints
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Assessment Task 3:Presentation Timetables

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Please find below copies of the timetables for the Presentations in weeks 13 to 15.
If your name is not on the timetable, please let me know by email which of the avialable times left you would prefer.

I'll try and update the timetables every couple of days.
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Additional Readings 10Literature & Book Reviews

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Please find below links to some additonal reading material for Week 10:
Literature Reviews:
1. How to Write a Literature Review [Birmingham University]

Book Reviews:
1. Writing the Review [National Academic Advising Association]
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Lecture Summaries 10:Literature & Book Reviews

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for week 10:

Lecture 1: Literature Reviews
Lecture 2: Book Reviews
Webpage Link: emails
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Powerpoint PresentationsLiterature & Book Reviews

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Please find below links to the PowerPoint Presentations for Week 10:
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Assessment Task 3:Class Presentation

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As noted at the beginning of the semester and again last week the last three weeks of this semester will be taken up with presentations. The ‘writing in science component’ focus of these presentations will be on the PowerPoint Presentation .

Each of you will be given 12 minutes to present and another 3 minutes will be set aside for questions. If possible, I’d like you to give me a copy of the PowerPoint on the day you give your presentation. We will try and enforce time fairly strictly so you will have to ensure that you stick fairly close to the time limit.



The topic of your presentation is up to you. It could for example be on:

  • a current research activity
  • your laboratory
  • your Undergraduate University
  • your discipline or sub-discipline
  • an issue in Science policy
The only proviso is that the topic be related to Science


Finally, while we will deal with this later when we look at the genre of PowerPoint's, it is worth while remembering that for this presentation you will be talking in English to an audience who while for the most part are scientifically literate are not by any means experts in your field and do not, for the most part, have English as their first language
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Monday, November 3, 2008

Additional Readings 9Acknowledgments & Tables

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Please find below links to some additional readings for Week 9:

Acknowledgements:
1. 'Acknowledgements Guide'! [Instytut Filologii Angielskiej]
2. Writing Dissertation Acknowledgements [yourdissertation.com]
Tables etc..
1. Point form, tables, graphs and charts [NSW Dept. Ed, Australia]
2. Quality of Graphs in Scientific Journals: An Exploratory Study [Eileen K Schofield]
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Lecture Summaries 9:Acknowledgments & Tables

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 9:

Lecture Summary 1: Acknowledgments
Lecture Summary 2: Tables
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Powerpoint Presentations 9:Acknowledgements & Tables

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Please find below links to the Powepoint Presentations for Week 9:

Lecture 1: Acknowledgements
Lecture 2: Table
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Assement Task 2:Abstract

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For your second Assessment Task, I’d like you to provide an abstract for an article for a journal or a conference. The details with respect to the format and length of the abstract should be taken from the ‘advice for authors’ section which is usually contained on the journal / conference homepage.

In order to find this information first go to the home page of the journal [or conference] and once there, click on the advice to authors button [[in the case of journals it is usually located in either the left or right hand column]. Once there, stroll down to find the information related to the format of the abstract.

If you are having any trouble locating a journal . You can go to http://www.science/direct.com [a link to which can be found on simon’s writingroom.blogspot.com and look for a journal related to your field.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Additional Readings 7:The Discussion

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Please find below some links to some addition reading for the theme: "The Discussion"

1. Writing up Research: Discussion [AIT, Bangkok]
2. Browns Plan [anon]
3. Communicative moves in the discussion section of research articles [Matthew Peacock]
4. Genre analysis, and the social sciences: An investigation of the structure of research article discussion sections in three disciplines [Richard Holmes]
5. Discussion [Kim Kastens et al, Columbia University]

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Lecture Summaries 7:The Discussion

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 7:

Lecture Summary 1: The Discussion [i]
Lecture Summary 2: The Discussion [ii]

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Powerpoint Presentation 7:The Discussion

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Please find below links to the Powerpoint Presentations for Week 7:

Lecture 1: The Discusssion [i]
Lecture 2: The Discusssion [ii]

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Message from Simon:Sunday 12th October 2008

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Dear fellow learner, hope all is going well. I'm just writing to let you know that I am in the process of posting the summary sheets for each of the lectures we have had so far. These can be obtained under the heading 'Summaries' a link to which can be found in the 'Blog Elements' list located in the column on the left of the blog. I also want to let you know that from this week I will be posting some issues of various science and science related magazines . I have previously posted information and links to the websites of many of these magazines [see here] but over the next couple of weeks will post sample of the magazines themseleves in pdf format ['Blog Elements' link: Magazines]. Also check out the photos and blurbs which I will be posting on the Science at KAIST: 2 blogspot over the next couple of days. For now, however, best wishes, be good and happy,

Simon
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Additional Readings 6:The Results

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Please find below some links to some addition readings for the theme: "The Results"
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Lecture Summaries 6:The Results

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 6:
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Lecture 1: The Results [i]
Lecture 2: The Results [ii]
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Powerpoint Presentations 6:The Results

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Please find below links to the Powerpoint Presentations for Week 6:
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Lecture 1: The Results [i]
Lecture 2: The Results [ii]
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Additional Readings 5:Material & Methods

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Please find below some links to some addition readings for the theme of Week 5: Material & Methods.
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Lecture Summaries 5:The Methods & Materials

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 5:
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Powerpoint Presentations 5:Methods & Materials

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Please find below links to the Powerpoint Presentations for Week 5.
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lecture Summaries 4:The Introduction

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for Week 4:
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Lecture 1: The Introduction [i]
Lecture 2: The Introduction [ii]
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Additional Reading 4: The Introduction

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Please find below links to some additonal material on the topic for Lesson 1: Week 4 - "The Introduction [Part I]"
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The Scientific Paper: Introduction [George Mason University]
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The Literature Review: A Few Tips On Conducting It [University of Toronto]
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The Literature Review [University of Queensland]
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Literature Review [Wikipedia]
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Academic Writer [VLC Hong Kong]
6. What is the purpose of research? Virginia Cano
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Writing and Introduction: [Online Writing Lab]
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Introductions To Research Papers [Central European University]
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The Scientific Paper: Introduction [George Mason University]
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The Literature Review: A Few Tips On Conducting It [University of Toronto]
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Powerpoint Presentations 4:The Introduction [i] & [ii]

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Please find below links to the Powerpoint Presentations for Week 4.

Lecture 1: The Introduction [i]
Lecture 2: The Introduction [ii]
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lecture Summaries 3:Titles & Abstracts

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Please find below links to the Lecture Summaries for week 3
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Lecture 1: Titles
Lecture 2: Abstracts
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Assessment Task 1:Author Blurb

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Write an 'author blurb' about yourself.
The blurb should:
1. be between 100 and 150 words.
2. contain and the information about your qualifications and where they were obtained
3. conclude with your email address.

Copies of the blurbs will be put up on the web page.
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If you'd like to read up on author blurbs, see for example:
1. How to write an Authur Blurb [The Penguin Blog]
2. Writing Great Blurbs [Mayra Calvani]
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