Learn the essential characteristics of scientific language

What will you learn?

  1. What elements make a scientific document readable
  2. How to master the various factors that influence readability
  3. Steps to incorporate the ‘person and point of view’
  4. How to adopt a favorable writing style suited for your needs

Course Description

All writing necessarily needs to be readable and interesting if it needs to make a favorable impression with its readers. This is even more important when it comes to scientific writing, especially as it involves presenting large amounts of complex data pertaining to specialized projects. As a researcher, how can you ensure your work keeps the reader interested and engaged?

This well-structured program walks you through the key characteristics of scientific language, covering the basics of objectivity and precision, clarity and coherence, simplicity and conciseness. It also teaches you how to incorporate a ‘person and point of view’ in your academic writing. In just a couple of hours, you will be able to master these attributes, use them effectively in your writing, and created publication-ready manuscripts that have a greater chance of journal acceptance.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives

Lecture 3: The Language of Science

Lecture 4: Readability

Lecture 5: Formulas for Readability

Lecture 6: Objectivity and Precision

Lecture 7: Clarity

Lecture 8: Coherence

Lecture 9: Relative Emphasis

Lecture 10: Simplicity and Conciseness

Lecture 11: Person and Point of View

Lecture 12: Style

Lecture 13: Summary

Your Instructor

R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.

Course Curriculum

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