University of Leeds

Organisational Development and Professional Learning

Academic Writing TBC

This one day workshop is for PhD researchers for whom English is their first language or who are fluent in English as a second language. Ideally you should have already had some scientific writing experience – e.g. 3 month report.

The course:

– will develop skills for producing scientific reports and papers for scientific journals

– gives a high level of individual feedback

– aims to demonstrate the techniques and pitfalls of using written language and introduces editorial techniques to improve writing style

– assumes a high level of English literacy and concentrates on producing succinct and informative prose in a well organised, scientific framework.

A variety of articles and papers will be examined from the points of view of writer and readers. Emphasis is placed on maintaining scientific precision while encouraging clarity, lack of ambiguity, accurate use of non-scientific language and good organisation of material. The course involves instruction, discussion, individual and group exercises.

Participants are encouraged to try out editorial techniques on their own work in the workshop session.


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