How to write and present scientific results

Barbara Arfe'
Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione

Silvia Salcuni
Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e della Socializzazione

The main aim of the course is to provide PhD students with a method to communicate and disseminate their research results. Examples of oral presentation and scientific papers in the field of Psychology, Computer Sciences and Neurosciences will be presented and discussed with the students. Through practical exercises and group work, participants will develop the necessary skills to draft and deliver oral presentations and write scientific articles. A variety of tasks will be assigned during the classes, including drafting posters and oral presentations, giving talks, practicing scientific writing and editing.


-Introduction to oral presentation skills (3 hours): Preparing your talk, from drafting to delivery. The structure, style, and timing of oral presentation. The public speaking “to-do-list”
-Training oral presentation skills (3 hours): In this unit students will be invited to prepare and present their talks. Talks will have different purposes and addressees (dissemination to large public, or addressing talks to the scientific community).
-The structure and style of scientific writing (3 hours): Journals guidelines; APA norms; How to write a scientific paper; Examples of good and poor scientific writing
-Practicing scientific writing (3 hours): Drafting: the golden rules of a scientific writer (work group assignments); Editing. Editing skills are a fundamental component of scientific writing. In this unit students will practice their editing skills through in class assignements

- Paper Revising and Replying to Editors (3 hours) -Response letters (group work)

Course requirements

Examination modality
Students’ achievements will be evaluated through ad hoc in-class presentations and writing exercises.

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

14 May 2019, 11:00-14:00
16 May 2019,  9:00 - 12:00
21 May 2019,  11:00 - 14:00
23 May 2019,  9:00 -12:00
28 May 2019,  11:00 -14:00

Meeting Room HIT centre, via Luzzatti 4

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