Learning outcome / core skills:
Students have a full understanding of the importance of scientific literature in research and the scientific publishing process including the editorial process and the roles of editors and referees. They are able to quickly skim and extract the most important parts from any journal article, or to critique an article after more thorough reading. They are able to plan a well-structured article, essay or grant application, and to write clearly and concisely with a good logical flow of ideas. In addition, they feel more comfortable writing in English.