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Mon 17 Nov 2014
14:30 - 16:30

Venue: Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Scientific Writing (lecture)

Mon 17 Nov 2014


A crash course in what you need to know about scientific writing. This lecture is aimed at those writing scientific papers, but many of the principles apply equally to writing a doctoral dissertation. The examples given are mostly in the area of of Biochemistry research, but applicable to many others.

Target audience
  • Postgraduates
  • Further details regarding Graduate School of Life Sciences' eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 17 Nov 2014   14:30 - 16:30 14:30 - 16:30 Department of Biochemistry, Thomas Lecture Theatre map Dr Martin Welch
Topics covered
  • Why write scientific papers?
  • What is a scientific paper - organisation of the paper (IMRAD)
  • What to include in each section
  • What not to forget
  • Common errors
  • Basic English and common English mistakes

To prepare you for:

  • Writing scientific papers
  • Understanding the conventions
  • Avoiding common errors



Dr Martin Welch, a senior lecturer from the Department of Biochemistry


One session of two hours


Twice per year

Writing Skills

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