Students have to write a longer scientific paper to finsh their B.A. or M.A. degree. For students in many disciplines this is the first time they have to write a paper at all, and very often theiy do not receive any training neither for writing nor for scientific argumentation.
This course provides students with all the techniques they need to know in order to state their arguments precisely, correctly and convincingly. The course starts with the basic concepts of reasoning and logic: validity and soundness of arguments, deductive and inductive reasoning, common types of logical inferences. From these basics we derive useful techniques for argumentation in scientific texts. Throughout the course participants get the chance to apply the acquired skills directly to their own topics, to get feedback on already existing manuscripts, and to produce new texts for their papers. Courses available in English or German.