Module Handbook

  • Dynamischer Default-Fachbereich geändert auf GS

Course GS-CVT-SoSc-M1-K-6

CVT - Scientific Writing and Publishing (2K, 8.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 K Lecture with seminar 8.0 CP 28 h 212 h
(2K) 8.0 CP 28 h 212 h


CP, Effort 8.0 CP = 240 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the seminar
  • Examination number (Study achievement): 11272 ("CVT – Scientific Writing and Publishing")


During the seminar, the basics of scientific work are taught and applied in the form of a paper to be written. The contents include:
  • Introduction to plagiarism and academic writing
  • Plagiarism
    • What is plagiarism?
    • Scientific Writing : Ethics and Integrity
    • Referring to sources: Central idea and conventions
    • Introduction to Integrating Evidence and Citations
    • Citing: Quoting, Paraphrasing and Summarising
  • Academic writing style

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Ability to write a scientific paper
  • Ability to cite correctly


  • Bailey, S. (2011) Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. (3ed.) Oxon: Routledge.
  • Bottomley, J. (2015). Academic Writing for International Students of Science. New York: Routledge.
  • Glasman-Deal, H. (2010). Science Research Writing: A Guide for Non-Native Speakers of English. Imperial College London: Imperial College Press.
  • Purdue University (2017). English OWL. Retrieved from

For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT course.


For further information and course materials please consider the corresponding OLAT course.


Registration via OLAT course of the Graduate School CVT

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)

Only for students of the master program CVT

References to Course [GS-CVT-SoSc-M1-K-6]

Module Name Context
[GS-CVT-M1-M-6] CVT - Scientific Writing and Publishing P: Obligatory 2K, 8.0 LP