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Mon 9 Feb 2015
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Arts School, Room C (No longer in use)

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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An Introduction to Scientific Writing (workshop)

Mon 9 Feb 2015


This course will focus on the structure of good scientific writing, first at the micro-level of sentences and paragraphs and then at the macro-level of abstracts and entire papers. Writing exercises will form an important part of the day. We will look at into the practical process of writing, the nature of scientific publishing and the importance of editing. The day will finish with a group editing session in which the students apply the ideas they've learnt to editing each other's work. For this students will write a 300-word abstract about their mini-dissertation in advance. The course instructors are Mark Buchanan and Justin Mullins, two highly experienced scientific writers/editors.

Because pre-course work is required, bookings must be made by 9 Jan 2015 and cancellations cannot be accepted thereafter.

Target audience

First year PhD students


An abstract must be sumitted in advance of the course. A request will be sent before the course starts.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 9 Feb 2015   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Arts School, Room C (No longer in use) map
  • To pactise the grammatical and stylistic requirements of scientific writing
  • To begin developing the skills of editing and providing feedback about writing



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