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4.8.2017 at 10:00 - 30.8.2017 at 23:59


Doctoral students of the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences

If you register to this course but don't participate, your registration to following academic writing courses may be blocked.

To improve scientific writing skills in English

Wednesdays 6.9.–11.10. / 13.00–16.00

Room: Unioninkatu 35, sh 114

Style issues

  • Finnish versus Anglo-US scientific writing
  • current evolution in the style of journals in English

Clarity and formality issues

  • tense choice
  • paragraph construction, topic sentences, end focus
  • connectors and cohesion
  • punctuation
  • vocabulary: word variety, academic verbs

Information issues

  • quotations and citations
  • presenting visual information: graphs, charts and tables, and relating to them in the text

Approaching the task: steps to academic/scientific writing

Writing abstracts

  • steps to writing a complete but concise overview of your research to attract an audience at a conference and readers in a journal
  • how to formulate a title and keywords

Standard format

  • title page
  • table of contents
  • summary/abstract
  • introduction/terms of reference
  • presenting facts and findings
  • discussion, drawing conclusions
  • giving recommendations
  • appendix/appendices
  • bibliography

The publication process

  • article submission

interpreting and responding to editors'/referees' comments

Teacher's handouts

Maximum number of students is sixteen.

Sami Syrjämäki: sami.syrjamaki@helsinki.fi

(teacher: Grainne Lehtipuu)