Self Paced

Scientific and Technical Writing Program

Transforming Complexity into Clarity

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MODE
Online/ e-LMS
TYPE
Self Paced
LEVEL
Moderate
DURATION
1 Month

About

The Scientific and Technical Writing Program is designed to enhance participants’ ability to convey scientific and technical information in a clear and concise manner. This program covers essential aspects of writing, including structure, style, and the use of appropriate terminology. Participants will engage in practical exercises that mirror real-world scenarios, helping them to develop and refine their writing skills.

The program also delves into the ethical considerations of scientific writing, such as plagiarism, data integrity, and proper citation practices. By the end of the program, participants will be proficient in crafting a variety of documents, including research papers, grant proposals, technical reports, and user manuals. This comprehensive approach ensures that participants are well-prepared to meet the demands of professional and academic writing in the scientific and technical fields.

Aim

Scientific & Technical Writing Programs aim to equip participants with essential skills for effective scientific communication. Through comprehensive training, proficiency is developed in data presentation and literature review. Participants are prepared to produce high-quality scientific documents, enhancing research and innovation contribution.

Program Objectives

  • Develop clear and concise scientific and technical documents.
  • Understand and apply ethical standards in writing.
  • Master the structure and style appropriate for different types of scientific and technical documents.
  • Improve editing and proofreading skills for accuracy and clarity.
  • Enhance ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences.

Program Structure

1. Scientific and Technical Writing: An Overview

  • Introduction to scientific and technical writing.
  • Importance and scope in various industries.

2. Main Categories of Scientific and Technical Documents

  • Overview of different types of scientific and technical documents.
  • Purpose and audience for each type.

3. Scientific and Technical Writing (English)

  • Basic principles and norms of good writing.
  • Techniques for clear writing, grammar, and writing style.
  • Editing and revising processes.
  • Proof-reading marks and their usage.

4. Processes and Guidelines

  • Writing process steps and best practices.
  • Audience analysis and job analysis.
  • Revision techniques and strategies.
  • Library consultation and effective documentation.
  • Cross-referencing methods.

5. Introduction to Important Tools

  • Tools for quality scientific-technical communication: MS Office, MS Visio, Robo Help Office, Adobe FrameMaker, Quadralay WebWorks, Epic Editor.

6. Scientific Research Paper

  • Sections of a scientific paper.
  • Preparing and publishing a scientific paper.
  • Global conventions and norms in scientific-technical writing and publishing.
  • Referencing and evaluation criteria.

7. Manuals

  • Main types of manuals: user, installation, maintenance.
  • Writing effective explanations and introductions.
  • Creating detailed outlines for technical manuals.

8. Reports

  • Major categories of reports: technical, progress, project, inspection, feasibility, recommendation, incident, trip, and others.
  • Structure and processes for each type of report.

9. Proposals, Business Plans, and Press Releases

  • Crafting compelling proposals and business plans.
  • Writing effective press releases.

10. Meeting Documents

  • Preparing minutes and agendas for meetings.

11. Letters

  • Writing job application letters, acceptance letters, transmittal letters, letters of inquiry, technical-information letters, and memoranda.
  • Obtaining and writing letters of recommendation.

12. Thesis

  • Structure and components of a thesis.
  • Writing and presentation techniques.

13. Software Design Specification

  • Creating software design specifications.
  • Contracts and agreements.
  • Writing resumes, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and specification sheets.

14. Electronic Documents and Other Documents

  • Preparing catalogs, pamphlets, fact sheets, release notes, discrepancy notices, and white papers.

15. Instructional Design

  • Principles of instructional design.
  • Techniques for effective instructional writing.

16. Document Design Aspects

  • Book and page design elements.
  • Using visual elements like tables, graphs, and charts effectively.

17. Formatting Conventions and Final Packaging

  • Standard formatting conventions.
  • Techniques for final document packaging and presentation.

18. Relevant Bodies, Global Conventions, and Norms

  • Important organizations and conventions in scientific-technical writing and publishing.
  • Referencing standards and practices.

19. Ethical Norms, Rights, and Permissions

  • Ethical considerations in scientific and technical writing.
  • Understanding rights and permissions.

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Graduates, Post Graduates, Research Scholars and Academicians of Life Sciences, Engineering, SScience, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Business and Management
  • Professionals in research, development, or technical roles.
  • Individuals with a keen interest in scientific communication and technical documentation.

Program Outcomes

  • Effective Communication: Mastery in communicating complex scientific concepts clearly and effectively.
  • Precision in Writing: Proficiency in using precise language and terminology to convey scientific information accurately.
  • Structured Writing: Ability to organize scientific documents coherently to enhance readability and comprehension.
  • Data Presentation: Skill in presenting scientific data and results in various formats, including tables, graphs, and figures.
  • Literature Synthesis: Capability to conduct comprehensive literature reviews and synthesize existing research effectively.
  • Accurate Referencing: Understanding of citation styles and conventions for accurately referencing sources in scientific documents.
  • Audience Adaptation: Adaptation of writing styles and approaches for different audiences, including peers, policymakers, and the general public.
  • Grant Proposal Writing: Competence in crafting compelling grant proposals and funding applications for scientific research projects.
  • Manuscript Preparation: Proficiency in preparing scientific manuscripts for submission to journals, adhering to formatting and submission guidelines.
  • Ethical Writing Practices: Awareness of ethical considerations, including plagiarism prevention and authorship guidelines, in scientific writing.


Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55

Batches

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Certificate

Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

Participants who complete this program will be well-prepared for roles in academia, research institutions, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical firms, and technology companies. Opportunities include positions as scientific and technical writers, documentation specialists, research analysts, and content developers.

  1. Scientific Writer
  2. Technical Writer
  3. Research Analyst
  4. Grant Proposal Writer
  5. Content Developer for scientific publications
  6. Documentation Specialist in tech industries

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