Logistics of Writing a Manuscript for Chemical and Environmental Engineering
How students should organize data and thoughts in preparation for creating a manuscript. How to select data, prepare data for presentation, and develop a general and focused narrative for the manuscript. With narrative selected, students are taught to develop hypotheses and to use their data to support or reject each hypothesis. Students learn to research the literature to find evidence to provide a theoretical framework for their manuscript and to provide supplemental support for the findings from the data that either support or reject the formulated hypotheses. The course helps students generate an overall outline and detailed outline within sections to structure their manuscripts, and it provides basic guidelines for writing paragraphs and sentences used in technical writing. The overall goal is to enable students to independently make a draft of a scientific manuscript. Students are asked to bring their own research data to course.