About this Specialization

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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.

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Shareable Certificate

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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Academic Literacy

4.6
stars
186 ratings
45 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Scholarly Communication

4.6
stars
176 ratings
54 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Grant Proposal

4.5
stars
41 ratings
12 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Technical Writing

4.6
stars
156 ratings
49 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The training duration is highly dependent on your individual pace of learning. However, most listeners will be able to compete the Specialization in 3 to 6 months.

  • The specialization requires that the learners should possess adequate discipline-specific knowledge, along with sufficient English language skills to successfully complete the specialization.

  • Yes, if you want to get the maximum benefit from the training, all the courses should be taken in the predetermined order.

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  • Upon completing the Specialization, the learners will be able to write compelling research articles, persuasive grant proposals and convincing requests for funding, and effective technical reports. In addition, the learners will be able to demonstrate the acquired skills in preparing an effective poster for presenting research findings.

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