Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 09:00 –
Wed, 23 May 2018, 18:00 BST

5 week course - 5 sessions


About the Course

In this course we will look at how papers are written in STEM subjects. As STEM utilises a range of ways to present ideas, this course will prepare you for many different types of writing that are expected from you as a student. With this in mind the course starts with the general structure of all STEM writing, which is constructing an argument. Following this we will in turn look at writing up experiments; important general tools and tips for writing; a very brief look at programming languages and finally how to think about mathematics as an argument. 

The course is delivered online by a university academic and includes follow-up written assignments. You will be expected to share your writing in sessions and to evaluate critically your own and others’ writing.

When you register you will be asked to indicate your preferred days & times. Groups larger than 5 can join a class or opt for their own private lessons.

Academy courses are intended to challenge sixth form students (K12 & 13). Very advanced younger students (years 10 & 11) can also benefit from the courses.

Meet the Course Designer

Jason Myers has many years of experience in applied mathematics and physics. He obtained an MSc in both these areas and is currently working on his PhD in theoretical physics at King’s College London (KCL). Through his PhD topic he is interested in applying new mathematical techniques to understand out-of-equilibrium-quantum-systems. He is not only focussed on physics as he does expend time and energy learning about other areas, in particular history and economics. Physics has had an incredible influence on his life as he has always found the world a fascinating place and physics is a powerful tool in trying to get to grips with it. Moreover not only has physics provided a specific framework and language to begin understanding our world but has also taught me a very important approach to problem solving in general.