Scientific writing course with Daniel Soule

October 23, 2017 – October 25, 2017 all-day
Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Bergen

Three days intensive course tailored for climate science, led by Daniel Soule.

Credit points: The workload is three full days with teaching and exercise and corresponds to 1 ECTS.

Maximum no. of participants: 20

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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 final day will also discuss the importance of the post-publication life of your papers, such as their impact and social networking your results.

Program schedule (all lectures at 4/F lecture room, West Wing, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen):

Day 1: Introduction to Research Writing:

10:00- 10:30 Introductions, course outline, learning objectives
10:30- 11:30 Academic style
11:30- 11:45 Coffee break
11:45- 12:45 Academic style
12:45- 13:30 Lunch
13:30- 14:45 The Writing Process: Generating Writing
14:45- 15:00 Coffee break
15:00- 16:00 Reviewing the Literature and Thinking Critically

Day 2: Research Articles Structures

10:00- 11:30 How to Write Introductions, Conclusions & Discussions
11:30- 11:45 Coffee break
11:45- 12:45 How to write Introductions, Conclusions & Discussions
12:45- 13:30 Lunch
13:30- 14:45 Writing About Evidence and Data
14:45- 15:00 Coffee break
15:00- 16:00 How to Write Methodologies

Day 3: Writing for Different Audiences

10:00- 11:30 The Writing Process: Co-authoring, Editing and Proofreading
11:30- 11:45 Coffee break
11:45- 12:45 Submission and Peer-review
12:45-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 The Publishing Process
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00-16:00 Maximizing Your Impact: Impact Factors, H Indexing and Social Networking