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180.662.01 Writing Scientific Papers II

Environmental Health and Engineering
1st term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Ellen Silbergeld
Course Instructor:

Writing scientific papers I


This course is required for students taking the third quarter course in Scientific Writing

Enables doctoral students to attain skills in writing successful scientific papers, including dissertations, grant, and papers that are accepted by peer-reviewed journals. Confers and untilizes skills acquired in Quarter 3 course to access and select relevant scientific literature from online information sources for writing. Informs participants on different publication options, including open source journals. Explains NIH requirements for notification and access to data. Through problem based learning and review of successful scientific papers, conveys the elements of successful scientific writing, including grammar, sentence structure, formats, data presentation, citations and acknowledgements. Demonstrates successful response to reviewer comments.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use computer-based systems to build an archive of information and references.
  2. Recognize the elements of scientific writing, including structure and language, data presentation, and citation management.
  3. Critically review literature and identify what makes an effective publication.
  4. Read and respond to literature reviews.
  5. Explain open source publishing and NIH requirements for access.
Methods of Assessment:

45% for Participation and 55% for Assignments


Final grade applies to all terms

Enrollment Restriction:

EHE PhD students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Will be held in departmental space