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- Science Writing
- MODULE I: SCIENCE WRITING will help you develop an enhanced understanding of English written pattern, based on Anglo-American rhetorical conventions. The module covers issues relating to writing strategies, style, hedging, clear meaning, organization, and choice of first-person pronouns. The focus is on improving your ability to write academic English appropriate to a research article.
- The Challenge
- MODULE II: THE CHALLENGE covers issues relating to the internal text structures intrinsic to a research article. The module clarifies the usage of three major types of modifiers (squinting, misplaced, and dangling) and suggests a number of strategies to avoid obvious negation. In addition, you will learn how to create stronger academic writing by choosing the right verb form used either in the active or passive voice. The module teaches the Anglo-American style of outlining, paragraphing, and argumentation to make the reading process easier for the reader. Also, you will develop an awareness of the process of journal analysis.
- The Manuscript
- MODULE III: THE MANUSCRIPT will teach you how to prepare a publishable paper in the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods & Materials, Results, and Discussion) format. The module provides clear instructions on manuscript writing. You will gain a better understanding of four elements that underlie the structure of all stories, including those you write in science – Opening, Challenge, Action, and Resolution, which can be easily mapped on the IMRaD format.
- Scientific Communication
- MODULE IV: SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION covers issues concerning the manuscript submission process. The module highlights editorial requirements, scientific integrity, and publishing ethics. In addition, you will learn several self-editing techniques that will enable you to prepare your manuscript for submission. The module suggests ways to self-promote in academia.