E-LEARNING: how to write research papers
- a guide to successful scientific writing -
Writing a scientific paper can be a difficult and laborious task. Even more so when English is not your native language. This course is designed to help you to develop effective academic writing skills. We will review the principles of effective writing, examples of good and bad writing and tips for making the writing process easier. You will work on improving your academic writing skills through studying theory, performing analysis of published texts, and working on exercises. Moreover, you will be working on writing, or revising, your own text, while receiving peer feedback and expert coaching. Focus will be on writing the introduction and discussion of a research paper.
– Structuring an introduction, including the CARS (Creating A Research Space) model
– Using the right tenses
– Writing coherent paragraphs
– Improving text flow by writing effective sentences
– Helping your readers find significant points
– Academic vocabulary
– Referring to other sources (avoiding plagiarism, paraphrasing, and reporting)
– Tips and tricks for writing a cover letter
– Tips and tricks for writing your discussion section
This course will be offered via three on-site modules, organized by Taalcentrum-VU. It will include several lectures, discussions and homework assignments. The assignments will be discussed with your fellow course participant and an experienced teacher.
November 21, 25 and 30, 2022. Please note: during the period of November 21 to 30, you have to make some homework assignments.
1.0 (26 hours)
OOA PhD students
Free of charge
Michael Glennon (Taalcentrum-VU)
Dr. Esther Ruhé
Esther Ruhé (firstname.lastname@example.org)
October 3, 2022