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Journal Club?

  1. Oct 13, 2009 #1


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    Iv'e seen some webpages of universities which enlist the lecturers and the topics of the lectures.

    My question is how does this journal club differ from the students' seminars?
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  3. Oct 14, 2009 #2


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    This may be semantics.

    From my experience, in a journal club, an article is selected every week or so and everyone is expected to go read that article. Someone may be assigned to give a short presentation/summary of the article, but the focus is usually round table discussion.

    In a seminar class, students chose (or are assigned) a topic and prepare a more detailed presentation on a given topic. The focus will usually extend beyond a single paper. Other students are generally not responsible to research that topic.
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