S4 Workshop: Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Scientific Writing
cls imprs-is 10 July 2023 - 14 July 2023 Workshop Remote via Zoom
This week-long workshop is designed to provide our doctoral researchers with techniques for productive thesis writing. Participants learn how to create a clear structure and craft proper subsections while receiving individualized feedback from course trainer Dr. Deborah Bennett.
Dates: Monday through Friday, July 10 - 14 (5 days half-days total)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CET
Location: Remote via Zoom
Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennett
Completion of this workshop will earn IMPRS-IS scholars 3 program credit points.
Some key aspects of this training focus on how to:
- Optimize writing time
- Develop a clear structure
- Craft key subsections of the thesis
Workshop Overview: This workshop helps participants create a clear, detailed structure for their thesis, providing them with a roadmap to help them continue their writing after the workshop. Participants receive tips on how to create an effective structure and learn strategies for improving writing productivity. They also discover key elements that must be included in each section and are given practical tasks centred around crafting key subsections of their thesis.
Course Content: This course takes participants through the manuscript section by section. A typical example of course content is shown below.
- Differences between a thesis and a research article
- Techniques for productive writing
- Creating a clear structure
- Key elements of each section
- Crafting crucial subsections
Method: Instructional sessions focus on the key ideas behind coherent and cohesive writing, with practical sessions providing participants with many opportunities to apply the new ideas to their own work. The small group size fosters discussion between participants, prompting peer feedback and new perspectives.
More About our Trainer: Dr. Deborah Bennet has a PhD in Mathematical Biology, an MA in Teaching English for Academic Purposes and more than ten years of teaching experience in a wide range of teaching contexts. Since founding BETA in 2010, she has offered regular workshops for postgraduates and faculty members at various research institutions in Western Europe. She is an ILM-certified trainer and remains active in English for Academic Purposes research.
To show your interest in participating, register below.
With questions, please contact Sara Sorce (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Note* By registering for this workshop, you express your interest to participate. In the event that a workshop’s interest exceeds attendance capacity, registrations will undergo a review process considering multiple aspects such as motivation, interest, and fit. All registrants will be notified of selection outcomes before each respective workshop.
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