Sir Isaac Newton
  Physics 496
  Introduction to Physics Research
  Spring 2018

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Lecture Notes

Notes are posted after each class.
Questions about lectures notes should be directed to the lecturer:

(MGP) Professor Matthias Grosse Perdekamp
(cme) Instructor Celia Elliott

January 19

Course Overview (MGP)
Course Requirements (clicker Q and A)
Evaluating Talks and Colloquia (MGP)
Effective Titles (cme)

January 26

How to Read a Physics Paper (MGP)
How to Get Started if You Hate to Write—Outlining (cme)
Tech Write 101—Clicker Answers (cme)

February 2

How to Get Started if You Hate to Write—Paragraphs (cme)
How to Write Abstracts that Capture Your Audience (cme)

February 9

Caps and Acronyms (clicker Q and A) (cme)
Reference Rules and Styles in Scientific Writing (cme)

February 16

Avoiding Plagiarism (MGP)
Quotation Marks in Science Writing (cme)
Voice, Person, Tense—Making Verbs Work (cme)

February 23

Peer Reviewing (MGP)
Logical Scientific Arguments (MGP)

March 2

Writing Numbers in Technical Documents (cme)
Revising Technical Manuscripts (cme)
Figures (MGP)
Effective Figure Captions for Technical Documents (cme)

March 9

Effective Science Talks (cme)

March 16

Journal Club Talks (cme)
Eliminating Fluff in Scientific Writing (cme)

March 30

The Fascinating World of Conjunctive Adverbs (cme)

April 6

Writing Instructions (cme)
Resumes and CVs (cme)
Writing an Effective Statement of Purpose (cme)

April 13

A Framework for Ethical Decisions (cme)
Applying the Ethical Framework (cme)

April 20

Poster Presentations (cme)

April 27

Intellectual Property for Physicists (cme)

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