From 1 October 2019 13:00 to 3 December 2019 16:00

Writing for Academic Publication (afternoon sessions) - FULLY BOOKED

Course description

During this ten-session course, you will write an article based on your research for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. All participants must begin with their own current writing project. Evidence of this will be needed on day one – the course is only suitable for people who already have at least some of the results they wish to include in a real article. The aim is to finish your paper and publish it in a refereed journal (nearly every paper finished with the help of this course is published).

Learning objectives

This is a course on research writing for academic publication, not on English and it is as relevant for native English speakers as for those with English as a second language. You will gain skills and insights that will make you a clearer and more productive writer. During this course you will learn to improve your research-related writing by structuring a research article (or proposal or review or conference paper), by drafting and planning more efficiently.

Aim of the course is:

  • Planning and drafting your research article or conference paper;
  • Writing and editing more purposefully, applying practical insights from genre research, psychology, reading (and writing) research, academic publishing and other areas;
  • Finishing the paper, and submitting it to a conference or a peer-reviewed journal or (for proposals) a funding agency;
  • Publishing (or receiving funding).

Instructional method

Through email, follow-up support extends beyond these 10 weeks and includes a copy-edit of the final paper. Individual support continues through revisions to the paper’s acceptance. The level of lecturer engagement offered in this course is therefore unique. At least 95% of non-class time is spent directly on writing, revising and finishing a real article for submission to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal.

Each week builds on the previous week. All participants must begin with their own current, writing project. Evidence of this will be needed on day one – at least a rough draft of an abstract together with a quarter page or so exploring (not necessarily in ‘academic’ language) how the research might fit into the ongoing conversation in its subject.

Trainer

Linda McPhee, PhD - Linda McPhee Consulting

Max. number of participants

9

Number of credits

2.0 EC

Course schedule

Tuesdays October 1, 8, 15 and 22; November 5, 12, 19 and 26; December 3, from 13.00 till 16.00 h.

Please note: there is one more course 'Writing for Academic Publication' parallel to this course, but during different timeslots:

Morning sessions starting September 25, 2019

Course certificate

You will receive a course certificate after actively participating in at least nine full course sessions.

Course fee

Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0.
Course fee academic staff UU/UMC: €1070.
Course fee external participants (if space permits): €1785.

‘Internal PhD candidates’ include:

  • PhD candidates registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University via Hora Est/MyPhD

‘Academic staff UU/UMC’ include:

  • PhD candidates of Utrecht University, not registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences via Hora Est/MyPhD; 
  • Postdocs employed by the Utrecht University or UMC Utrecht;
  • Other academic staff employed at the UU/UMC

‘External participants' include:

  • all other participants

Cancellation/no-show

You may cancel your application free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel your application within four weeks before the start or if you do not meet the attendance requirements of the course, you(r department/research group) will be charged a no-show fee (€425 for this course). Unfortunately we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.

I developed my own style of writing and I learned to implement writing in my daily schedule.
It gave me insight into the writing process, as well as give me tools to write more efficiently and to write more ‘readable’!
This course teaches you how to organise your thoughts, put them on paper and transform a draft in a well-structured piece of text. Also, examples given in class clearly demonstrate how people read and understand what they read which is of great help for academic writing.
Start date and time
1 October 2019 13:00
End date and time
3 December 2019 16:00
Entrance fee
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0. Course fee academic staff UU/UMC: €1070. Course fee external participants (if space permits): €1785.
More information
PhD Course Centre