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Spring 2010

Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology
Dr. F. Sacks
2.5 Credits
Seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

This course is designed for nutrition/epidemiology doctoral degree students. Others may be admitted after discussion with the instructor. The course will cover organization of scientific papers, presentation of data in graphical and tabular forms, and style. The course is designed for advanced students who are beginning to work on a paper for publication. Each section of a paper will be discussed extensively. The goal is for each student to have a manuscript ready for submission to a peer review journal at the end of the course.
Course Activities: Principles of scientific writing will be taught. Students will work on their papers independently, under the overall supervision of their own faculty advisors. Each student will critique the papers of classmates. The instructor will guide the discussion and use the paper to make additional points of constructive criticism, which will serve to illustrate the principles enunciated at the beginning of the class. Guidelines for journals and co-author criteria will be discussed. Approach to revisions based on reviewers' comments will be covered.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 6 students; signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2009

Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology
Dr. F. Sacks
2.5 Credits
Seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

This course is designed for nutrition/epidemiology doctoral degree students. Others may be admitted after discussion with the instructor. The course will cover organization of scientific papers, presentation of data in graphical and tabular forms, and style. The course is designed for advanced students who are beginning to work on a paper for publication. Each section of a paper will be discussed extensively. The goal is for each student to have a manuscript ready for submission to a peer review journal at the end of the course.
Course Activities: Principles of scientific writing will be taught. Students will work on their papers independently, under the overall supervision of their own faculty advisors. Each student will critique the papers of classmates. The instructor will guide the discussion and use the paper to make additional points of constructive criticism, which will serve to illustrate the principles enunciated at the beginning of the class. Guidelines for journals and co-author criteria will be discussed. Approach to revisions based on reviewers' comments will be covered.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 6 students; signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2008

Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology
Dr. F. Sacks
2.5 Credits
Seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

This course is designed for nutrition/epidemiology doctoral degree students. Others may be admitted after discussion with the instructor. The course will cover organization of scientific papers, presentation of data in graphical and tabular forms, and style. The course is designed for advanced students who are beginning to work on a paper for publication. Each section of a paper will be discussed extensively. The goal is for each student to have a manuscript ready for submission to a peer review journal at the end of the course.
Course Activities: Principles of scientific writing will be taught. Students will work on their papers independently, under the overall supervision of their own faculty advisors. Each student will critique the papers of classmates. The instructor will guide the discussion and use the paper to make additional points of constructive criticism, which will serve to illustrate the principles enunciated at the beginning of the class. Guidelines for journals and co-author criteria will be discussed. Approach to revisions based on reviewers' comments will be covered.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 6 students; signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 2007

Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology
Dr. F. Sacks
2.5 Credits
Seminars. One 2-hour session each week.

This course is designed for nutrition/epidemiology doctoral degree students. Others may be admitted after discussion with the instructor. The course will cover organization of scientific papers, presentation of data in graphical and tabular forms, and style. The course is designed for advanced students who are beginning to work on a paper for publication. Each section of a paper will be discussed extensively. The goal is for each student to have a manuscript ready for submission to a peer review journal at the end of the course.
Course Activities: Principles of scientific writing will be taught. Students will work on their papers independently, under the overall supervision of their own faculty advisors. Each student will critique the papers of classmates. The instructor will guide the discussion and use the paper to make additional points of constructive criticism, which will serve to illustrate the principles enunciated at the beginning of the class. Guidelines for journals and co-author criteria will be discussed. Approach to revisions based on reviewers' comments will be covered.
Course Note: Enrollment limited to 6 students; signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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