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BGCE Seminar - Scientific Writing (WS 2007/2008)

Contact persons:
Dr. Michael Bader
Ioan Muntean
Soft Skills Seminar (4 ECTS), Bavarian Graduate School of Computational Engineering
  • students of the BGCE
  • students (incl. PhD students) within the Elitenetzwerk Bayern
Registration for the seminar is required; please contact Dr. Michael Bader (bader@in.tum.de).
Time and Place:
  • 1st/2nd session: Thursday/Friday, Nov 15/16 (1.5-day seminar) (at Univ. Erlangen)
  • 3rd session: Thursday, Dec 13 (at TUM, campus Garching)
  • 4th session: Thurdsay, Jan 17 (at TUM, campus Garching)
Participation at all seminar sessions is compulsory.
Financial issues:

Participation in the seminar is free of charge; travel and accomodation (in Erlangen and/or Garching) is only covered for students of the BGCE - other students, please contact the organisers of your Elitenetzwerk program for financial assistance.

Topics & Schedule

The seminar will address topics in scientific writing and publishing. It will mix short student presentations with group work and discussions, and will also include writing and reviewing assignments in addition to the seminar sessions.

Preliminary Schedule:

Session Topics Presenter(s) Material
Thu, Nov 15
Erlangen, 15:00-19:00
How Does Scientific Publishing Work? Prof. U. Rüde  
Scientific Writing - The IMRAD approach Bernhard Gatzhammer  
How To Prepare the Title N.N.  
Exercises Michael Bader, Ioan Muntean  
Pizza BGCE  
Fri, Nov 16
Erlangen, 9:00-17:00
How To Prepare the Abstract Sun, Yongqi  
How To Write the Introduction Janos Benk  
How To How To Cite the References Stefan Jerg  
Exercises Michael Bader, Ioan Muntean  
Thu, Dec 13
Garching, 15:00-19:00
How To Write the Materials&Methods Section Cherif Mihoubi  
How To Write the Results Martin Saska  
How To Design Effective Tables Michael Blume  
How To Prepare Effective Graphs Nicolas Alt  
Exercises Michael Bader, Ioan Muntean  
Thu, Jan 17
Garching, 15:00-19:00
How To Write the Discussion Mustafa Kavasoglu  
Use and Misuse of English Silke Bergler, Coskun Özgür  
How To Write a Thesis Evelyn Otero  
Exercises Michael Bader, Ioan Muntean  


The seminar session will be accompanied by writing and reviewing assignments.

Deadlines for assignments:

  1. Thu, Dec 13, 2007: abstract & introduction for honours/Bachelor/... project


The student presentations will be based on the following textbook:

Further material (incl. online resources):

Michael Bader