Most of the scientific training that we receive the teaching and research staff has to do with scientific production: formulating hypotheses, designing experiments, collecting data, and analyzing them. It lends, comparatively speaking, very little attention to the communication skills of the results of the investigation. This is a paradoxical situation, since the dissemination and communication of research results is the motive of being of science. A science that does not spread, or that diffuses badly, has no reason to be.
The seminar we try is a first step in the development of the basic skills for scientific communication in the main language in which science is disseminated, English. Search, among other things, to raise awareness amongst participants that in order to communicate science in English, it is not enough to translate directly from the mother tongue, be it Castilian or Catalan. The scientific English must follow a series of recommendations and practical guides that lead to the communication, written or oral, be clear, concise, ordered and precise.
The fundamental objective of the seminar is the training in skills for scientific communication in English, both written and oral. The development of these abilities may lead to improvements in the fields of research, facilitating the preparation and acceptance of manuscripts for scientific journals, and teaching, transferring this knowledge to students by means of practices, Grado final works, final work Master's degree, and direction of doctoral theses.
In this seminar, special attention will be given to the basic aspects of scientific communication in English for the presentation of oral communications and the production of manuscripts to be sent to scientific journals.
1. Organization and structure of scientific argumentation in English
2. Common errors when writing and presenting scientific results in English
3. Elements of clarity, conciseness and accuracy in oral and written language in English
4. Rules to follow in the elaboration of scientific manuscripts in English
5. Elements of cohesion: terminology, construction of sentences, construction of paragraphs