Workshops on scientific writing and publishing

SARA regularly holds flash workshops on various themes related to scientific writing and publishing. These are small workshops that last 20 – 30 minutes. Feel free to stick around after the presentation and ask questions.

Where: The graduate student space in the library (A-0232)

The workshops are bilingual

Kickstart a scientific article

8 questions to conquer the stasis of facing a blank page
  • Answer these questions to get your writing started
  • Repeat the exercise as you write
  • You’ll be surprised at how the answers evolve during the course of writing

Date: Tuesday October 9 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Write better abstracts

Think of an abstract as a business card that lets your research be discovered quickly
  • What is the purpose of a scientific abstract
  • Cater the abstract to the targeted audience
  • Determine the level of detail to include in the abstract
  • Structure the abstract

Date: Tuesday October 16 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Be concise

Principles for keeping your writing concise and precise
  • Express your ideas using the most concise language
  • Avoid pointing out what the reader can easily deduce
  • Practical examples using English text

Date: Tuesday October 23 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Write articles to be read

Thinking like the reader
  • Don’t take self-evidence for granted
  • Bring in a narrative (signposts to guide the reader)
  • Read relevant scientific literature to situate yourself

Date: Tuesday October 30 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Scientific posters

Practical tips on poster presentations
  • Tips on content
  • Tips on the visual presentation
  • Tips on the oral presentation

Date: Tuesday November 6 12:30 pm – 1 pm

Oral presentations

Oral scientific communication
  • Structure the presentation
  • Preparing visual material
  • Giving the presentation
  • Answering questions

Date: Tuesday November 13 12:30 pm – 1 pm

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