The course aims at improving students’ reading and writing skills focusing on technical-scientific texts. Such skills are particularly important in research as well as in scientific dissemination. To this purpose, during the laboratory students will be guided in the critical reading of the scientific literature, to analyze the distinctive features of academic texts and the main techniques of scientific writing in the field of communication sciences. At the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend, project and write the contents of a scientific paper.
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Mutuazione: 20710653 LABORATORIO DI SCRITTURA SCIENTIFICA - LM in Scienze Cognitive della Comunicazione e dell'Azione LM-92 SCHIMMENTI GABRIELE


The course will develop in two parts. In the first the main characteristics of different types of academic texts will be examined and the main scientific writing techniques will be discussed. In the second part, we will proceed in a laboratory manner to the construction of a scientific essay that has a clear and effective structure and argumentation. Its practical rules (syntax, punctuation, style) will also be discussed. At the end of the course, the students will be able to design and write a scientific essay structured according to the rules shared by the scientific community.

Core Documentation

M. SANTAMBROGIO, Manuale di scrittura (non creativa), Laterza, Roma-Bari 2008.
A. IACONA, L’argomentazione, Einaudi, Torino 2005.

Further materials will be provided in class.

Type of delivery of the course

Lessons will be in presence.

Type of evaluation

The evaluation will be based on the exercises carried out during the course and on the conception and realization of a scientific essay.