TUTORING THE STUDENTS OF A MASTER IN CLIMATE SCIENCE TO ACHIEVE THE PUBLICATION OF THEIR RESEARCHING RESULTS
University of Vigo (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The task of writing an article is not an easy task as there are a number of principles and techniques to be known and respected in order to communicate as clearly as possible the outcome of the investigation to a skilled and professional audience. So, to write a good scientific paper three basic principles should be considered: brevity, clarity and accuracy. There is no clear consensus of the procedure to follow to capture the ideas on paper and develop the results. Some believe that the best way to write an article is to start with the Introduction and continue typing the following sections try to achieve fluency and coherence in the text. Others, however, believe that the best way is to start with those sections that are simple such as Methods and Results, go to the Discussion, Conclusion, Introduction, Bibliography and Title leaving for the final the Abstract.
Our work as teachers aims to teach students the general methodological rules that allow them to write a good article in any scientific journal in the field of Earth Sciences. Some of the teachers of the Master in Climate Science have led the students of Master in the different steps to be followed to prepare a scientific manuscript summarizing their research. The manuscript must have a scientific content which represents a significant advance in knowledge, for which several mechanisms to control quality have been designed. First, the supervisors of the work were involved in the preparation of manuscripts bringing their experience in writing and structuring of scientific articles. Furthermore, the scientific quality of manuscripts has been assessed by two reviewers chosen among external researchers.