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Learners taking this Course are
  • Researchers
  • Professors
  • Medical Doctors
  • Presidents
  • Data Scientists

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks, 3 - 4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Science Writing

10 videos (Total 52 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
10 videos
Writing in English4m
Anglo-American Rhetorical Traditions3m
Golden Rules of Scientific Writing3m
Clarity, Precision, and Accuracy8m
Hedging5m
Fuzzy and Smothered Words5m
Function and Structure Words7m
I and We in Scientific Writing5m
Who, Which, … or That?6m
6 readings
Elena Bazanova10m
MIPT10m
LTTC10m
Grading Policy10m
Supplementary materials10m
Takeaways10m
7 practice exercises
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
End-of-Module Test50m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The Challenge

9 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
9 videos
Hidden Negation5m
Active vs. Passive4m
Tenses in Scientific Writing7m
Punctuation4m
A Unit of Composition8m
Anglo-American Style of Argumentation6m
Presenting Results or Telling a Story?6m
Journal Analysis6m
2 readings
Supplementary materials10m
Takeaways10m
7 practice exercises
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
End-of-Module Test50m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

The Manuscript

9 videos (Total 42 min), 3 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
The IMRaD Format4m
Introduction4m
Materials and Methods3m
Results4m
Discussion3m
Title, Abstract, and Keywords5m
Acknowledgments4m
References4m
3 readings
Supplementary materials10m
Takeaways10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
7 practice exercises
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
End-of-Module Test50m
Week
4
6 hours to complete

Scientific Communication

8 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
Manuscript Submission3m
The Road to Calvary7m
Ethics8m
Self-Promotion7m
Interview24m
Interview12m
Goodbye Message45s
2 readings
Supplementary materials10m
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
6 practice exercises
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
Self-assessment6m
Progress Check18m
End-of-Module Test50m
Final Test1h 10m
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By GADec 16th 2016

Will definately watch the videos and use the materials over an over again\n\nThe best academic writing course that I've taken since I started to study abroad in 2013

By AGMay 14th 2016

Nice course. Very informative. It will built your skills strongly. Thank you very much Coursera & Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology.

Instructor

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Elena Bazanova

Director of the Language Training and Testing Center
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

About Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Московский физико-технический институт (Физтех) является одним из ведущих вузов страны и входит в основные рейтинги лучших университетов мира. Институт обладает не только богатой историей – основателями и профессорами института были Нобелевские лауреаты Пётр Капица, Лев Ландау и Николай Семенов – но и большой научно-исследовательской базой. Основой образования в МФТИ является уникальная «система Физтеха», сформулированная Петром Капицей: кропотливый отбор одаренных и склонных к творческой работе абитуриентов; участие в обучении ведущих научных работников; индивидуальный подход к отдельным студентам с целью развития их творческих задатков; воспитание с первых шагов в атмосфере технических исследований и конструктивного творчества с использованием потенциала лучших лабораторий страны. Среди выпускников МФТИ — нобелевские лауреаты Андрей Гейм и Константин Новоселов, основатель компании ABBYY Давид Ян, один из авторов архитектурных принципов построения вычислительных комплексов Борис Бабаян и др....

About the English for Research Publication Purposes Specialization

In five courses, you will acquire the knowledge and skills that are deemed to be essential to success in scientific writing. You will develop your expertise with a range of academic literacy skills and self-editing strategies to prepare a publishable manuscript that editors will take seriously. You will learn the unwritten rules of good writing to meet the requirements of modern-day research publications. You will also learn practical tools and techniques for writing an easy-to-read persuasive grant proposal and a convincing request for funding. Finally, you will gain skills necessary to communicate information obtained through a process of technical or experimental work. This Specialization is the perfect first step into the world of research publications. It is designed to take your knowledge of academic writing and turn it into an in-depth understanding of current trends in scientific writing to help you get published in an international journal, win a research project grant, or report research findings. Our general goal was to make this Specialization as convenient as possible for you without sacrificing any essential content....
 English for Research Publication Purposes

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