- 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
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.