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Science Writing Workshop

Code: DDOEC     Acronym: DDOEC

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Communication Sciences
OFICIAL Artistic Education

Instance: 2016/2017 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Design
Course/CS Responsible: PhD in Design

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
DDES 8 Study Plan 2011 2 - 6 60 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Heitor Manuel Pereira Pinto da Cunha e Alvelos

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,00
Heitor Manuel Pereira Pinto da Cunha e Alvelos 1,00
Susana Cruz Barreto 1,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


The unit has as main objective the development of skills for the writing of communications, articles for publication in scientific magazines and other type of scientific publications, as well as the writing of the thesis.

Students will be encouraged during the last two years of the Studies Cycle, to present two communications in national or/ and international congress and submit at least one article to a scientific newspaper.

Learning outcomes and competences

Scientific communication skills via writing.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

Writing experience in scientific contexts


Appearance, development and structure of scientific communication
Historical examples
Canonical structure of an article (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Body of the manuscript, experiments, results and discussion, insertion of figures and tables, Conclusions, Acknowledgements and bibliographic references)
Channels of scientific communication
Numerical and analogue language
Characteristics of scientific writing
Quality of scientific manuscript
Strategic planning (the three functions of a manuscript; For who we write) basic structure of the manuscript
informative manuscript
Persuasive manuscript
Motivator manuscript
Organization of writing
Content structure

Mandatory literature

Bibliografia ; disponível no site da disciplina

Teaching methods and learning activities

Seminars and forum discussion. Production of group document of good prectice, with the goal of dissemination.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 50,00
Trabalho escrito 50,00
Total: 100,00

Calculation formula of final grade


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