Scientific Writing for MSc in Computer Science

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The course focuses on skills needed in scientific writing: searching, selecting and reading scientific articles, making notes during reading, organising your material, and writing scientific article itself. We also discuss some writing-related ethical issues, like stealing, cheating, and plagiarism, which are not tolerated by the academic community. You will write an approximately 10-pages long scientific article on a topic given by the instructor following the department"s guidelines for master thesis and seminar papers. You will also practice reviewing articles. This course is only for MSc students majoring Computer Science! You are not allowed to participate if you have already passed the course!
Vuosi Lukukausi Päivämäärä Periodi Kieli Vastuuhenkilö
2015 syksy 03.09-15.10. 1-1 Englanti Julien Mineraud


Aika Huone Luennoija Päivämäärä
To 14-16 D122 Julien Mineraud 03.09.2015-15.10.2015


Group: 1
Aika Huone Ohjaaja Päivämäärä Huomioitavaa
Pe 16-17 A307 Mats Sjöberg 07.09.2015—16.10.2015

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This course is only available to Master student from the department of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki who have not yet passed the course.

Kurssin suorittaminen

You will need to write a 10-page scientic report on a topic specified by your group leader.

The report must be comprehensive and written in good English, as well as following the academic style (Computer Science academic style) that wll be taught during this course.

Kirjallisuus ja materiaali

LaTeX template and example for the scientific report:


  1. Start-up, editing tools and material search (slides)
  2. How to read and write scientific articles (slides)
  3. Ethics (slides)
  4. Visualizations (slides)