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Approx. 18 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Technical Writers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Editors
  • Translators
  • Assistants
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Technical Writers
  • Instructional Designers
  • Editors
  • Translators
  • Assistants

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week....

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 video (Total 1 min), 6 readings
1 video
6 readings
Elena Bazanova10m
MIPT10m
LTTC10m
Clarivate Analytics10m
Valentin Bogorov & Darya Bukhtoyarova (Clarivate Analytics)10m
Grading Policy10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Module I: From Start to Finish

9 videos (Total 52 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
9 videos
What’s in a name?5m
Characteristics of Technical Writing6m
Measures of Excellence in Technical Documents4m
The Content Approach7m
Acquiring the Three Types of Knowledge6m
Understanding Audience and Purpose6m
Collaborative Writing7m
Writing for Multiple Audiences5m
1 reading
Recommended readings and resources10m
7 practice exercises
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
End-of-Module Test40m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Module II: Organizing the Information

9 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
Visuals4m
Technical definition6m
Extensions5m
Mechanism Description5m
Mechanism in Operation5m
Planning Stage4m
Report Structure: Part 14m
Report Structure: Part 29m
2 readings
FAQ concerning peer-review assignments.10m
Recommended readings and resources10m
7 practice exercises
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz14m
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz12m
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
End-of-Module Test40m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Module III: Researching Your Subject

10 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 7 quizzes
10 videos
Academic vs. Workplace Research4m
Conducting Secondary Research7m
Primary Research12m
Focus on Process3m
Laboratory Report4m
Feasibility, recommendation, and evaluation reports6m
Instructions7m
Checklist for the technical report5m
Style of writing6m
1 reading
Recommended readings and resources10m
7 practice exercises
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
Preview Test6m
Graded Quiz10m
End-of-Module Test40m
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By DDMar 30th 2018

It's an amazing begin for peoples that need to have a first contact with the technical writing. The activities and lessons permit an engagement with other participants.

By IHJul 26th 2017

This course was a great opportunity to learn the pros and cons of technical writing. It was such an informative, interesting and enlightening learning experience.

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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