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CH933 - Writing Extended Scientific Articles and Reports

  • Module code: CH933
  • Module name: Writing Extended Scientific Articles and Reports
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 10, 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Module Aims: to allow students to develop and demonstrate their capacity to communicate scientific research through writing extended articles; to provide an excellent learning environment in which students can discuss their written work and engage in peer review; to encourage students to systematically think of writing and researching as processes with distinct phases; to facilitate the development of a range of critical thinking skills, transferable to a range of careers relating to Chemistry; to enable the development of a range of key skills in communicating science, transferable to a range of career options.

Principal learning outcomes

Subject Knowledge and Understanding: Comprehension of advanced writing strategies; Advanced understanding of argumentation strategies; Ability to plan, structure and write an extended scientific essay; Ability to apply advanced critical thinking strategies to writing. Key Skills: Advanced research skills; Advanced writing skills; Ability to express complex practical issues into a coherent written argument. Cognitive Skills: Advanced ability to apply critical analysis to an elaborate argument; Competence in distinguishing between and in writing various types of scientific papers; Competence in time management of research, planning and writing an extended piece. Subject Specific / Professional Skills: Ability to ask critical questions related to a specific science problem; Ability to research, plan and write a persuasive scientific essay; Ability to research, plan and write an extended piece of scientific research; Ability to research, plan and write a popular science journal article.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module is taught in a combination of seminar discussions, individual consultations, and group discussions.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/moac/degrees/csw/coursestructure/ch933msc/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: CH933-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%
12 CATS (Module code: CH933-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Scientific Research and Communication (F1PE) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science (F1PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science (F1PC) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Transferable Skills in Science (F1PC) - Year 4
  • The Warwick Postgraduate Award in Transferable Skills in Science (F1PD) - Year 2
  • The Warwick Postgraduate Award in Transferable Skills in Science (F1PD) - Year 3