Department of electrical engineering hosts a number of researchers
Department of electrical engineering at the faculty of engineering, University of Baghdad, within its activities aimed at spreading the culture of scientific research, hosted a work team composed of: Dr. Ammar Abbas (chemical engineering department), Dr. Abeer Ibrahim (environmental engineering department), Dr. Mohammed Sadoun (computer engineering department) and Dr. Rabab Hamid Shaghidl (electrical engineering department) who gave a series of lectures in the field of formulating research and avoiding offprint in the presence of the dean, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abdul Saheb, head of the department of electrical engineering, Dr. Mahmoud Abdul Qadir Abdul Sattar and a number of professors and graduate students. The lectures dealt with two kinds of skills: technical and language skills. Dr. Ammar Abbas talked about offprint, its types, how to avoid it and also he explained to the attendees how to paraphrase sentences. Then Dr. Abeer Ibrahim talked about a program called “Turnitin” used for detection of offprint which is a system operated on Internet for the detection and prevention of identity and electronic written content theft produced by iPlagiarism Inc. Dr. Mohamed Sadoun shed light on how to write a thesis while Dr. Rabab Hamid explained the determinants and characteristics of the scientific writing where she stressed that writing is an essential skill for success and that there is a misconception when thinking that the goal of science is to get great results only since science alone will not bring success and that the information reached by researchers don’t speak for themselves, but they need a good way to address readers and a good science does not justify writing frivolously. Writing seeks to achieve two objectives, to inform and to persuade readers and the determinants for this are: reading, formula, mechanisms and method. The scientific writing should be traditional, clear, concise, accurate, objective and conforms with the official method, avoid direct quotation, illustrated with tables, graphs, images, etc. The lectures were well-received by the attendees and all their related queries were responded.