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2020-10-13 - Divers/Notes de cours - Anglais - 28 page(s)

Mélot Hadrien , Buys Alain , "Academic Writing in Computer Science"

  • Codes CREF : Technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) (DI4730)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Technologies de l’Information et Sciences de l’Informatique (InforTech), Institut de Recherche sur les Systèmes Complexes (Complexys)
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(Anglais) Writing a scientific or technical document, like a Master’s thesis in computer science, requires specific skills. In this document, we describe the basic elements of scientific writing: bibliography, structure, contents, style and presentation. Our goal is to offer readers a method and guidelines to improve their writing. These guidelines come with counterexamples to help detect typical mistakes and give examples to fix them. We also cover plagiarism, a serious problem given the present accumulation of easily accessible digital resources. The various steps of scientific writing are covered: organizing thoughts, writing and final reviewing/proofreading. A written report is often followed by an oral defense: therefore, we also offer some advice for such public presentations.