Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102125512012Scientific Writing: Thesis And ArticlesElective117
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning to write effective scientific articles and thesis.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Dilek ANAÇ, Prof. Dr. M. Eşref İRGET
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to plan for writing of papers and thesis
2Being able to determine possible titles which are available
3Being able to search relevant literature
4Being able to write introduction, material andd methods
5Being able to present ‘results and discussion’ part effectively
6Being able to write ‘results’
7To select the most available title
8Being able to write abstract
9To gain skill for correction of common writing faults in thesis and papers and doing practices
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
How to plan a scientific paper and write the important parts auch as ‘title, abstract, introduction, material and methods, datas, discussion, results, acknowledgement, literature, etc.’ İn both Turkish and English.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1How to plan thesis and/or paper writing, thinking about possible titles.
2Thinking about key words and literature review in relation to the objective.
3Literature review in relation to the objective
4Literature review in relation to the objective
5How to write the “Intoduction”. (Selecting literatures in accordance with the “Objective” and putting them in order and presenting in a fluent and effective way).
6‘Materials and Methods’ writing technics.
7How to write ‘Results’ . Preparing Tables, Figures and Pictures.
8Mid term exams
9Studing on ‘Results’ when it is given individually with examples.
10Studing on ‘Discussion’ when it is given individually with examples.
11Studing on ‘Results and Discussion’ when it is merged with examples.
12Effective writing technics. Studing on common mistakes.
13Effective writing technics. Studing on common mistakes.
14Selection of the journal which are available for paper.
15Cover letter to the editor
16Revision of the manuscript in accordance with the suggestions of the reviewers and letter tot eh reviewers.
Recommended or Required Reading
Scientific Style and Format, The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers, Cambridge University Pres, 1994. Flipcharts for Effective Presentations, The Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture, Pennsylvania, 1982. Preparation of Visual Aid Slides, Ronald, F., L. and Hara, H., Hawaii Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, 1984. Communicating in Science: Writing a scientific paper and speaking at scientific meetings, Booth, V., Cambridge Univ., 1993. How to write and publish a scientific paper, 5th Ed., Day, R.A.,Oryx Publ. 1998.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures11414
Writing Paper61590
Self Study10770
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)213
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