Fachbereich
Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 936 E 

Titel
Writing articles in the sciences: structure and clarity
Beschreibung

Short description
This writing workshop is about text quality and has three targets. (1) Participants learn how to structure sections and paragraphs of research articles, (2) get to know characteristics of clear research articles, and (3) learn how to apply effective techniques for text quality improvement.
Content
- What are characteristics of clear research articles?
- Which techniques help to find the focus of a planned research article?
- How can we use paragraphs as building blocks?
- What are the paragraph structures of introduction, material and methods, results and discussion sections?
- How can we improve sentence structure?
- Which words should we avoid?
Goals
The participants
- learn how to structure sections and paragraphs of research articles
- get to know characteristics of clear (reader friendly) research article
- practise techniques for improvements of text quality
Target audience
PhD candidates and researchers planning to publish
Methods
We explore and discuss text examples, writing techniques and software tools. Furthermore, every participant works on his or her research article project and develops an outline. Before the workshop, every participant determines a preliminary title and a tentative conclusion for his or her projected research article.
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Execution in
English

Requirements for participants
Before the workshop, each participant determines a preliminary title and a tentative conclusion for his or her projected research article.

Proof of performance
None

Completion
Certificate of completion

Venue
Villigen, PSI Education Center (building OSGA) or Zoom (course is offered in hybrid form)

Number of days / duration in lessons (à 45 minutes)
1 day / 09.00 - 17.00 (8 lessons)
Course leader / moderation
Dr. Philipp Mayer
www.science-textflow.ch
Philipp Mayer received a PhD in the field of biodiversity research and he is a trainer for scientific writing. He has broad experience in research and in adult education.

Number of participants
Minimum 6 / Maximum 18

Catering
This course does not include meals. However, the staff restaurant OASE also provides external visitors with inexpensive and tasty menus.

Further information
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For questions
Administration PSI Education Center, Tel. 056 310 24 00, bildungszentrum@psi.ch

Cancellation
see general terms and conditions

Vorkenntnisse / Vorbedingungen

Before the workshop, each participant determines a preliminary title and a tentative conclusion for his or her projected research article