Apr 02, 2017
This course helps to understand the journey from a writing a journal to publishing it, from researcher perspective to editorial perspective. I recommend to all PhD students to take this course.
Mar 01, 2018
The course is well structured that guides a scholar to construct a research paper step by step in a steady and sure way. I would definitely recommend the course for new research scholars.
von Rianne d B•
Jan 03, 2017
Comprehensive course for earlier researchers
von Ipsita S•
Sep 12, 2017
It is really a very helpful course.
von landry t•
Nov 25, 2016
thanks to all
von Nadia S•
Mar 19, 2016
This course is very helpful
von Jaime A•
Mar 20, 2017
von Malik K•
Aug 17, 2017
I very appreciated making the checklist but was sad that there were no more forum activity in particular from the teaching staff.
It was extremely demotivating to notice a bug in the grade notification and to have no answer from the staff.
I understand that the aim of the course was for the phd student to master its content before sharing knowledge. If every teacher enjoyes learning while teaching, student should not feel as second class learner (first been the teacher) unless stated right away at the beginning of the course. Sadely I had that impression without having been notified before.
As for the energy in the video, it's surprising at first but great. Keep making them so engaging with measured voice intonation and appropriate gestures.
Thank you all
von Marina I•
Oct 26, 2016
The content of the course is extremely useful for young emerging scientists like myself; however, the videos were very hard to follow because the team speaks fast and with a very strong French accent. The materials are well-prepared, but my attention kept drifting away from the content due to language impairment. Also, some of the introductory notes were lacking proper grammar and I believe that, in a course with such a theme, this is simply unacceptable. With a bit of work, I think this can be a very useful tool in writing scientific papers!
von Ki N Y•
Jul 04, 2016
It might have been a better option to conduct the class in the instructors' mother tongue with English subtitles, though concepts are well enough communicated. I am a Francophone and I still find it not easy to understand the English (having French translation in my mind.)
A good introductory class to have a first glimpse at the general context of academic publishing. Good general overview to rethink the steps of publishing plans for early stage researchers.
von Robin O•
Aug 03, 2017
It's a good course, especially if you go through the extra readings at the end of each module, loads to learn there. The English pronunciation of the teachers can be a bit confusing sometimes, because they are native French speakers. Sometimes the descriptions of the tasks don't appear until after you submit a task, which makes it difficult to reach 100%. And the deadlines can be difficult to reach, because the peer reviews can take too much time.
Jul 11, 2016
Me pareció un buen curso introductorio a lo que es la investigación, lo recomiendo ampliamente a estudiantes de preparatoria y primer año de universidad, mas allá de esos estudios, solo lo recomendaría para repasar conceptos muy básicos. Una cosa que no me agrado fue el mal ingles, es inentendible sin los subtitulos, por lo que si alguien quiere hacer este curso y repasar el idioma no creo que le sirva de mucho. Por lo demás todo muy bien.
von Kehley D•
Jun 15, 2017
Would have been significantly better if the course was taught in the native language (French) and then someone fluent in both languages translated. A lot of words were misused or undecipherable because the speakers were not using the language correctly.
Still, the material was helpful and I benefited from the course.
von Príscila A d C•
Apr 17, 2016
A good course who teaches the way you have to do to write correctly a scientific paper, and gives an idea about the process of publish, it is useful and necessary for those who wants to continuous study and have their own work knows on the fields who works and research.
von Maya S•
Aug 14, 2016
The course contains some interesting insights on writing a scientific paper. What I like about the course is that it is given by graduate students. But this is also a drawback. Sometimes, the material seems too simplistic.
von Carlos R S J•
Apr 06, 2016
It is good, but there is a student speaking that is really difficult to understand.
von Wisam A W•
Sep 12, 2017
A good summary on how to start thinking research!
von Olga T•
Apr 17, 2017
von Jesus L G•
Oct 31, 2016
I think it is a decent course to understand how the peer review process work. However, it does not really help to write a paper. I think some ideas are not applied to every field. In particular, telling students to look for the board of editors in a journal and adapt your results and how you express things accordingly, it is in my opinion a bit unethical. Moreover, I was expecting that the course will be taught by a professor, but instead, it is done by a group of PhDs, some of them in their first year of research. If they intend to target a PhD audience, this is clearly a drawback as some of them might know the same as you do. Finally, as some people already pointed out, the quality of the English of some of the instructor is not good. In particular, there are a couple of them that you can't barely understand. It would have been more useful if the full course is taught by the 2 of them that can actually speak good.
von Miren B•
Mar 10, 2016
I find this to be very very basic advice on how to write a scientific paper. I can't even see where the "project" is coming, plus the strong accent of instructors makes it really hard to follow sometimes -- even with the subtitles. To make things even better, accessing the quizzes is imposible unless you pay for the certificate. I found the course disappointing.
von Nguyen H S•
May 30, 2016
The contains of the course is not really enough for improve the writing skill for scientific paper. Those advices mention in the video is common and that's it. No more practice or example to help the learner understand or apply that concept to their writing.
von IHAB A•
Sep 13, 2019
English of instructors wasn't very good.
I was expecting more info. and teaching methods on how to realy write and about plagiarism(styles like Harvard style, APA, etc....)
von Haris O•
Mar 01, 2017
This course is rather superficial, it sadly did not provide practical tips that go beyond common sense.
von Cícero H P S•
Sep 20, 2017
O curso não foi feito para pessoas que não dominam a língua inglesa, de modo que foi bastante dificultoso cumprir algumas tarefas. Também devo acrescer que imaginei um outro tipo de curso, vez que sequer faço doutorado, ou seja, o curso não foi feito para mim. Nada tenho a reclamar das vídeo-aulas, mas estes pontos acima tratados me desapontaram. Talvez tenha sido uma falha minha não pesquisar acerca do curso antes de iniciá-lo, mas, de toda forma, as críticas quanto a não ser um curso para pessoas que não dominam o inglês se mantêm.
Jun 24, 2016
It is a great effort to try to explain writing an academic paper. I appreciate it. And unfortunately, these guys have an awful English accent. It is almost impossible to understand. Moreover, their sentences are so long and complicated that makes it impossible to get it. Nice try but it doesn't work :(
May 09, 2016
very basic course. I would only recommend this if you are just starting your PhD program and you have no idea how the writing process works
von Jackie M H F•
Apr 03, 2018
Extremely hard to understand --sounds like a parody straight out of the Pink Panther movies--, unbearable to follow...