| This is a "skill builder" course that introduces beginning graduate students with a range of transferable skills important for successful communication in science, research and in other professional areas. The course aims to develop a wider understanding of the context in which research takes place through critical reading and evaluation of a wide range of literature.
Besides being trained on how to prepare scientific papers and presentations, students will also be required to write an abstract and give oral presentation on a contemporary research topic pursued by groups in the Department.
Main Course Topics:
- how do you start scientific research project?
- physics & astronomy journals
- searching the scientific literature online
- ethics in scientific research
- writing style for research article
- LaTeX environment for typing math
- software for preparing talks and posters
- designing and delivering effective research talks
- cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience in research and presentations