Assignment 2

MSE 478-578
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
Scientific Communication in Materials Science & Engineering
Fall 2014/Bill Knowlton
Assignment 2
Provide your PI only with the following (Due Monday, 9/15/14, before class):
1. Draft an outline of your paper for your study using the following documents:
• Presentations:
o “Increase Your Probability to Publish Journal Articles – Some Rules to Follow” – on
course website
o “Anatomy of a Journal Article” – on course website
“How to Write a Research Paper”, Mike Ashby Engineering Department, University of
Cambridge, Cambridge 6th Edition, April 2005 – on course website
• MSWord Document – “Journal Article Template – Anatomy of a Journal Article” – on course
• Journal or conference articles that you have read for your project that best follows the way we
have outlined on how to write a journal article.
• Eschew Obfuscation: Advice on Writing Clearly, by L.J. Forney & T. Hartzell, University of Idaho
(presented at the 2008 & 2009 Idaho INBRE Conference) – on course website
• Whitesides’ Group: Writing a Paper, by George M. Whitesides, Adv. Mater., 16 (15), Aug. 2004,
p. 1375-1377
NOTE: For assignments:
• Please name your file: “FirstName LastName Assignment# Course & # year.file type”
• Please include the assignment request/question in your email to your PI so that the PI is aware of the
assignment request/question.