For B.Sc. level: Wissenschaftliches Schreiben (WiSch)
For M.Sc. level: Skills for Scientific Practice in Plant Sciences (SkriPS)
Writing in and for science differs from writing taught in school and follows its own rules and conventions. These rules and conventions have to be communicated to students and early-career scientists early on, preferentially within the scientific discipline under study. Term papers, B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses already require the knowledge and the skillful application of these rules and conventions.
Learning Scientific Writing step by step, from text analysis to manuscripts for submission to international journals, requires gaining own writing experiences over time. This is facilitated by several means, in courses taught by the Grassland Sciences group, but also in joint teaching activities within the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center (PSC).
Learning Scientific Writing step-by-step is achieved within the following B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses (co-)taught by members of the Grassland Sciences group:
More materials about Scientific Writing (e.g. papers, checklists, best examples) as well as learning activities and online tutorials within a writing lab can be found here (for ETH Zurich and PSC students). For a software to check for plagiarism, click here.
The e-learning platforms are also described in the following publications:
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