Transferable Skills Course: Scientific Writing

  • Start: Jan 23, 2023
  • End: Jan 25, 2023
  • Speaker: Science Craft
  • Dr. Brian Cusack
  • Location: Seminar Room S2, Tower 2, Ground Floor
  • Host: Anne-Dominique Gindrat
Transferable Skills Course: Scientific Writing










Please email gindrat@molgen.mpg.de to register for this course.

This workshop enables life scientists to communicate their research clearly and effectively.

Participants Learn How To:
  • Apply five key principles of scientific writing.
  • Write for their readers.
  • Construct a memorable “take-home message”.
  • Connect all parts of their paper in a flowing narrative.
  • Overcome writers’ block.
  • Structure their paper for increased impact.
  • Use the writing process to inform their own research.
  • Understand the role of “story telling” in scientific writing.

Our Teaching Approach:

  • Encourages participants to see “the big picture” of their research.
  • Uses discussions, exercises and homework to underscore key-points.
  • Equips participants with writing tools rather than burdening them with writing rules.
  • Includes editing of participants’ Abstracts and follow-up one-to-one consultation.
  • Includes class discussions that facilitate an understanding of the writing process; encouraging interaction and the sharing of writing experiences.
  • Creates an informal atmosphere that motivates students to enjoy writing.

    Program

    23rd of January

    09:30 – 11:00: Introduction and Overview of a Scientific Manuscript

    11:00 – 11:15: Coffee break

    11:15 – 12:45: Word Choice: Four key concepts

    12:45 – 13:45: Lunch Break

    13:45 – 15:05: Sentence Structure and Paragraph Structure


    24th of January

    09:30 – 11:00: Section Structure: Introduction, Materials & Methods

    11:00 – 11:15: Coffee break

    11:15 – 12:45: Section Structure: Results

    12:45 – 13:45: Lunch Break

    13:45 – 15:05: Section Structure: Discussion and Combined Discussion Sections


    25th of January

    09:30 – 11:00: Section Structure: Abstract, Title and Legends

    11:00 – 11:15: Coffee break

    11:15 – 12:45: Practical Exercises

    12:45 – 13:45: Lunch Break

    13:45 – 15:05: Conclusion and Take-Home Messages, Feedback



    Before signing up for this workshop, please make sure that you can attend all the dates and write them in your calendar. If you do not show up or cancel at very short notice, other interested students will not be able to participate.

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