Hands-on Writing workshops

General event

Hands-on Writing workshops

  • Event time: 9:30am
  • Event date: 1st May 2012
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Speaker: Olga Degtyareva (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)

Event details

  • Is it time to write your First Year report, but you're unsure how to do it?
  • Are you about to write up your PhD thesis, but don’t know where - or how - to start?
  • Do you want to publish your latest results, but you've never written a scientific paper before?
  • Do you struggle to keep up momentum and avoid procrastination?

If this is you, then you may want to attend Hands on Writing, three half-day workshops with Marialuisa Aliotta and Olga Degtyareva, both from the School of Physics & Astronomy.

In the workshop you will:

  • Learn to outline the structure of your writing project
  • Understand what to write in different sections of your writing project
  • Practise the use of scientific style and appropriate language (including grammar!)
  • Become skilled at preparing figures, tables, and supporting material

Workshop topics

DAY 1 - Elements of structure, part I: introduction; methodology

DAY 2 - Elements of structure, part II: results; discussion and conclusions; abstract

DAY 3 - Elements of style: language and grammar. Figures, tables and supporting sections 

At the end of each session you will also learn about strategies and tools that will enable you to find time, make a start and keep on track with whatever writing project you are working on.

A commitment to attend all three days is recommended.

Each workshop will run from 9.30am to 1pm on the following days: Tuesday 1 May, Wednesday 2 May, and Friday 4 May.

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided around mid-morning.
The workshop is free, but you need to register.

Participation will be limited to 10 students and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A waiting list will be kept in case of last-minute cancellations.

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