Scientific Communication in Materials Science & Engineering
Prof. Bill Knowlton, Boise State University
Highly Recommended Textbooks
- Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel, How to write and publish a scientific paper, 6th edition, (Greenwood Press, 2006).
- Michael Jay Katz, From Research to Manuscript – A Guide to Scientific Writing, 2nd edition (Springer, 2009).
- Hilary Glasman-Deal, Science Research Writing For non-Native Speakers of English (Imperial College Press, 2009).
- William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, The Elements of Style, 50th Aniv. edition (Longman, October 25, 2008).
- Gustavii, B., How to write and illustrate a scientific paper. (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2008).
- Peter J. Feibelman, A PhD Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science,/em> (Perseus Publishing, 1993). Recommended by Chad Watson
Course Time/Days/Place: Monday only: 9 – 10:15am; Room: MEC 309
Office Hours: Mon: 1:30-2:30pm; Tues: 1:30-2:30pm (my office-ERB 3125); or by appointment – send email (not by phone please); Discussion Section: TBD.
Final Exam: There will not be a final exam. However, you will submit a complete rough draft to your mentor during finals week.
|Assignment 1: (several due dates)|
|Assignment 2: (Due: Mon. 9/15 to your PI)|
|Assignment 3: (Due: Fri. 9/19)|
|Assignment 4: (Due: Mon. 9/29 to your PI)|
|Assignment 5: (Due: Mon. 10/6 to your PI)|
|Assignment 6: (Due to your PI: Part 1 & 2 = Mon. 10/13; & Part 3 = Mon. 10/20)|
|Assignment 7: (Due to your PI: Part 1 = Mon. 10/27; & Part 2 = Mon. 11/3; both before class)|
|Assignment 8: (Due to your PI: Part 1 = Mon. 11/10; & Part 2 = Mon. 11/24; both before class)|
|Assignment 9: (Due to your PI: Part 1 = Wed. 12/3; & Part 2 = Mon. 12/8)|
|Assignment 10: (Due Thursday 12/18 by 5pm to your PI)|
|Assignment 11: (Due Fri to your PI)|
|Assignment 12: (Due Fri to your PI)|
|Assignment 13: (Due Fri to your PI)|
|Assignment 14: (Due Fri to your PI)|