Scientific Communication Course for Researchers

What will you learn?

  1. The importance and purpose of scientific writing
  2. The different audiences for scientific research
  3. Identify the types and styles of scientific writing
  4. The obligations of professional scientific writing

Course Description

Besides writing a thesis, all researchers are obligated to regularly communicate and share their work with others. Whether it is for review or to get published or for dissemination of information, being able to write well is an essential skill for researchers. But not all writing is the same? Experts say scientific writing needs to differ depending on who your target reader is, and your content and style will need to change to ensure you communicate effectively.

This well-structured and optimally paced program will help you understand the right audience and the specific purpose for your scientific writing. It will also teach you about the different writing styles suited for different audiences and help with context building. This course will also provide you with expert tips on how to refine the quality of your writing to create a favorable impression with your readers.


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of this course
  3. Purpose of scientific writing
  4. Audience for scientific writing
  5. Selecting a document type
  6. Styles of a scientific writing
  7. Selecting a writing style
  8. Obligations of writers
  9. Summary
  10. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer

Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose.


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


  Scientific Communication Course for Researchers
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Frequently Asked Questions


How does free trial work?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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Do you offer a refund if I cancel my plan?
When you start a free trial, you are only charged on the 15th day, when it turns into a paid subscription. We do not offer refunds on paid subscriptions, even if you cancel your plan. However, you will still have complete access to all our learning programs till the end of your billing period.
How will the certificate be sent to me?
The course completion certificate is only awarded once all parts of the course are completed. Once you finish your course, you will be able to download your certificate from our learning platform; this certificate will also be sent to your email.

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