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Intermediate Level
Approx. 23 hours to complete
English

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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Science Writing

5 hours to complete
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-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
End-of-Module Test30m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

The Challenge

5 hours to complete
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-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
End-of-Module Test30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

The Manuscript

6 hours to complete
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-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
End-of-Module Test30m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Scientific Communication

7 hours to complete
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-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
Self-assessment30m
Progress Check30m
End-of-Module Test30m
Final Test30m

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