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Advanced Scientific Writing

10 - 11 October 2017 (extended to 12 October for some participants)
09:00-17:00 h on 10 and 11 Oct. Some participants will be asked to come back for a personal appointment on 12 Oct.

Venue: Extension building, Department of Physics (Building 326), Zülpicher Str. 77a, 50937 Cologne, room 0.02

The Advanced Scientific Writing Workshop is a 2-day writing workshop that teaches the skills required for producing research papers of the highest quality for the world's top journals. The workshop is designed for early-career scientists with a good standard of English.

Requirements for attending:
a) Only people who previously attended a relevant course on English Academic Writing (GSGS or elsewhere) will be able to take part.
b) All participants will be asked to complete a short writing exercise and submit it by 11 September 2017.

Aim of the workshop:

The workshop Advanced Scientific Writing aims to give participants the confidence to begin publishing in the increasingly competitive world of science.

The instructors are Justin Mullins and Mark Buchanan of "Write About Science". Both are native English speakers, experienced scientific writers and editors, and have a background in Natural Sciences.

The workshop includes the following elements:
• How high-profile journals such as Nature and Science choose the papers they publish
• Types of scientific paper and their structures
• The structure of titles and abstracts
• How to express complex ideas in clear, emphatic sentences
• The structure of paragraphs
• The secrets of editing
• Intensive exercises to demonstrate key points
• One-to-one session with each participant
• Booklet of exercises with online access to workshop slides

The instructors will prepare detailed feedback to the text that they will give to each participant during the course.