Writing course with Daniel Soule

May 2, 2016 – May 4, 2016 all-day


Course responsible: Daniel Soule, Lecturer in Academic writing
Registration deadline: April 22.

ResClim will offer support for travel and stay for participants outside Bergen

Course description:

This three day writing workshop will introduce students to complexities of writing research papers, with a view to making the process easier and more transparent. Day one will concentrate on three interrelated problems in writing research: mastering the style of a scientific research paper; how to be an efficient writer and understand how and why writers get blocked; and finally tips for reviewing the literature and developing critical thinking.

Day two breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and unpick their structures. These structures can then be used to model a plan and write the article.  Finally, day three takes an overview of the whole process of writing and publishing a research paper, including co-authoring, drafting, editing, and peer review. Importantly, this finally day will also discuss the importance of the post-publication life of your papers, such as their impact and social networking your results.

Day 1: Introduction to Research Writing:

Academic style
The Writing Process: Generating Writing
Reviewing the Literature and Thinking Critically

Day 2: Research Articles Structures

How to Write Introductions
How to Write Methodologies
Writing About Evidence and Data
How to Write Conclusions

Day 3: Writing for Different Audiences

The Writing Process: Co-authoring, Editing and Proofreading
Submission and Peer-review
The Publishing Process
Maximising Your Impact: Impact Factors, H Indexing and Social Networking