課程資訊
課程名稱
科學寫作和口頭報告
Scientific Writing and Oral Presentation 
開課學期
109-1 
授課對象
理學院  大氣科學研究所  
授課教師
林君翰 
課號
AtmSci5096 
課程識別碼
229 U5900 
班次
 
學分
1.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
第12,13,14,15 週
星期二3,4(10:20~12:10)星期五3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
大氣A104 
備註
密集課程。五34教室:大氣A100
總人數上限:20人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1091AtmSci5096_ 
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課程概述

The objective of this class is to help graduate students early in their career develop their skills in scientific communication, in both written and oral forms. The course will seek to answer the question: “What makes a compelling scientific presentation?” and identify common pitfalls in scientific communication. The class, which will meet weekly, will involve discussions and group activities, including peer review by students of each other’s writing and talks.
In addition to aiming to improve students’ writing and speaking, an ancillary but important outcome of this course is to cultivate a culture of esprit de corps and teamwork among graduate students in the Atmospheric Sciences Department as they help one another throughout the course of the school term. Toward this end, I ask you to:
• Actively participate in group discussions and providing feedback for your fellow students
• Complete your assignments on-time so that you would be ready to contribute to group activities
Likewise, providing and receiving feedback require positive mindsets from both sides to make the effort worthwhile. For those providing feedback, please provide constructive criticisms. The goal is not to tear down a fellow student's work, but to identify weaknesses so that they can be properly addressed. Closely related to this is an attempt to provide suggestions to how the weaknesses can be addressed. For those receiving criticism, please maintain an open mind! Your fellow students are seeking to help you improve your writing and oral presentation; try not to take the criticism personally (unless it is indeed personal, in which case I will step in). 

課程目標
• Identify ways to improve scientific writing
• Practice and improve scientific presentations
• Build comraderie and friendships among 1st year graduate students
• Help you succeed in the research prospectus (oral and written)—a key part of the Department's "exam" for graduate students 
課程要求
待補 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
"Eloquent Science" by David Schultz 
指定閱讀
1) "Style" by Joseph Williams
2) "Writing Science" by Joshua Schimel 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
   
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第12-1週
12/01  • Introductions, ice breaker, plans for the term
• What is good writing (in general)?  
第12-1週
12/04  • What is good scientific writing?
• What characterizes successful science storytelling? 
第12-2週
12/11  • Introduction
• Figures & Tables  
第12-2週
12/08  • Sample scientific paper
• Opening to challenge
• Introduction, research questions
• Abstract as a miniature version of scientific paper, and the scientific story (“hourglass”) 
第12-3週
12/18  • Scientific Oral Presentations
• How to use PowerPoint to your advantage, and avoid pitfalls 
第12-3週
12/15  • Oral Presentations in general 
第12-4週
12/25  • Practice oral presentations in “mock conference” 
第12-4週
12/22  • Practice oral presentations in “mock conference”