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)
Voice, Person, Tense—Making Verbs Work (cme)

February 23

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 30

April 6

April 13

April 20

April 27


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