This workshop teaches effective science writing, and combines short lectures with practical exercises and homework.
You will learn to:
- develop strategies for writing clear, concise, and persuasive papers and proposals,
- understand and target your audience,
- develop your writing style and routine,
- write with confidence and ease, and
- give, receive, and apply supportive, critical feedback on written work.
- Day 1: The quick fix – everything the (writing) scientist should know.
- Day 2: Structuring information for your readers; identifying (and writing for) your audience.
- Day 3: Data & story telling – turning complex science into compelling writing, and common mistakes in science writing you should avoid.
- Day 4: How highly cited scientists write (analysis & discussion of the provided publications).
- Days 1-4: Additional feedback sessions on your writing progress.
Sessions for registrants in group E1: 6-9 October 2014, 13:15-14:45h, SR III, CFEL + additional feedback sessions on your writing progress (16:30-18:00h)
Sessions for registrants in group E2: 6-9 October 2014, 15:00-16:30, SR III, CFEL + additional feedback sessions on your writing progress (16:30-18:00h)
Dr. Annelie Wendeberg is an adjunct professor in microbial ecology at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research Leipzig, Germany (UFZ), a science blogger (for Nature and Spektrum der Wissenschaft), and best-selling fiction author. Her writing workshops are informed by her experiences as a senior scientist and author of research papers in e.g. Nature, PNAS, and The ISME Journal. More info at UFZ Leipzig and Write Science.org.