If you are interested in a seminar or workshop on Scientific Writing at your next event or at your home institution send me a message (you can use the form on the “Contact me” page) with some details about the specific needs of your group of attendees. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.


Participants at the Hands on Writing Workshops – May 2012

This event is only available for PhD students in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh. This course is now full, but you can join the waiting list by clicking on the link on the right-hand side and you will be notified if a place becomes available.

Hands on Writing Workshop

Is it time to write your first year report, but you are unsure about how to do so?

Are you about to write up your PhD thesis, but don’t know where or how to start?

Do you want to publish you latest results, but you have never written a scientific paper?

Do you also struggle to keep up momentum and avoid procrastination?

If this is you, then you may want to attend “Hands on Writing”, a three half-day workshop run by Marialuisa Aliotta and Olga Degtyareva, from the School of Physics and 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

The workshop topics are as follows:

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.

The workshops will take place in the CSEC Reading Room, Erskine Williamson Building, King’s Buildings, 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 at:

Participation is 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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