- Compulsory/optional course: optional
- The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine coordinates the course
- The course belongs to the following module: General Transferable Skills
- The course is available to students of other degree programmes
You will gain a better understanding and control of the writing process.
You will adopt a solution-oriented approach to common problems in scientific writing.
You will learn how to build networks and adopt strategies that facilitate writing and the exchange of ideas.
Each session would run from 13:00 till 15:15, with the option for students to have 1-on-1 chats with me up until 16:00.
- Mon April 6
- Tues April 7
- Wed April 8
- Wed April 15
- Mon April 20
Students will gain a better understanding and control of the scientific writing process and adopt a solution-oriented approach to common problems in scientific writing. Students will learn how to build networks and adopt strategies that facilitate writing and the exchange of ideas.
Participation in 5 session and writing your own project
Information for participants
This structured writing time works for any kind of writing project, and any kind of writer.
To make the most of each session, plan ahead what project you will work on, and prepare all your notes in advance. This time is for writing — not *planning* your writing!
During the session we will connect online from wherever we are, troubleshoot common writing challenges and share knowledge between participants, practice goal-setting for our writing, do easy but effective desk-friendly stretches to keep our bodies as limber as our
minds, and — of course — we will write!
Like the in-person retreats, group sizes will be kept small for maximum impact and connection.
After the writing session, participants may choose to stay online for 1-on-1 sessions with the facilitator, to discuss their specific project and writing challenges.
Prepare for the session by:
- deciding on a writing project
- doing your reading and other preparation
- getting notes, plans, outlines etc. together
- outlining the structure of your paper/chapter
And make sure you have:
- your laptop fully charged/plugged in
- a water bottle
- your writing/research notes
- a set of headphones
- a comfortable and quiet space where you won’t be interrupted
- some nutritious snacks available (see writing-friendly ingredient and snack ideas
By the end of the session, you’ll have made a good dent on your writing project, and learned a few strategies and methods for tackling your ongoing writing tasks. By participating in multiple sessions, you’ll develop regular writing habits that can be
adapted into your daily life. If you have any questions, contact the facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectures, practicals and work-shops. Attendance required.