How to develop scientific writing


This module aims to improve the skills and knowledge needed to create and deliver presentations in area of academic writing. The overall objective of the course is to provide a grasp on writing for scholar purposes in English.


1.Writing an abstract for academic purposes
Introduction: Main contents of an abstract
1.1 Define your research topic / question
1.2 Where to find bibliographic references
1.3 Why do you need to cite authors?
1.4 Research methodology
1.5 Revise your abstract for grammatical and spelling errors
1.6 Sample abstracts
1.7 Task: Write an abstract of around 300 words.

Learning Outcomes

Candidates are expected to develop their writing skills in academic English. The delivery mode will be online. Content will be made available on the Learning Management System of the iPEN project and a writing exercise (an abstract of arounf 300 words) will be delivered by each student. It will be corrected by a professional teacher of academic English.


Bailey, S. 2011. Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students, Routledge
Cottrelle, S. 2014. Dissertations and Project Reports: A Step by Step Guide, Palgrave Study Skills
Michaelson, H. 1990. How to Write & Publish Engineering Papers and Reports, Oryx Press, (Chapter 6 discusses abstracts)
Cremmins, E. 1996. The Art of Abstracting 2nd Edition, Info Resources Press (written for professional abstractors)
Thomas, G. 2017. Doing Research, Pocket Study Skills
Williams, K. 2013. Planning Your Dissertation, Pocket Study Skills

External evaluator

To be announced

Responsible Academic

Tatiana Codreanu, Ph.D. (W2L)