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5404649: Scientific Writing

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Semester:WS 22/23
Type:Module/Examination
Language:English/German
Scheduled in semester:1-2
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:33.2 L / 25.0 h
Self-directed study time:50.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers

Curricula

Doctoral degree programme in Business Economics (01.09.2008)

Description

The module is designed to guide students in developing their scientific writing skills in particular, and critical thinking in general. Students learn how to make their scientific arguments clear and how to convey them convincingly in writing. They also gain insights into academic publishing and learn about different editorial and review processes. More importantly, the module prepares students to participate meaningfully in the global scientific discourse of their academic disciplines.

The module covers three areas:

  • The structure and style of scientific manuscripts
  • Peer-review and other editorial processes in academic publishing
  • The principles of academic writing

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module successfully, students are able to:

  • Apply the principles of academic writing in their scientific manuscripts
  • Structure their scientific manuscripts for coherence and cohesion
  • Convey their arguments clearly in their scientific manuscripts
  • Review scientific manuscripts constructively
  • Understand different editorial and review processes

Qualifications

Lectures Method

Simulation of editorial processes

  • Workshop
  • Presentation
  • Simulation of editorial processes

Admission Requirements

none

Assessment

The students will be assessed in this module through:
- Essay or other sample texts
- Peer-review and editorial review
- Presentation

Exams

  • PWW-DS_Scientific Writing (WS 22/23, bestätigt)