Scientific Writing for Advanced Students
- Start: Nov 8, 2021
- End: Nov 12, 2021
- Speaker: Wolfgang Goymann + Clemens Küpper
- MPI for Ornithology
- Location: JUFA Meersburg
- Host: IMPRS for Organismal Biology
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: This is planned to be an on-site course. Short term cancellation due to the pandemic situation is possible.
Description: We will spend a couple of very intensive days together, where we will use your own paper in progress, interspersed with other exercises and lots of discussion to help you detect your own weaknesses and work on them in a peer review approach. Together we will identify what makes a paper good and how to structure it properly. Our aim is to have a solid draft of your paper by the end of the course meaning we write a section a day, so the more mature your draft is when you bring it to the course the better a foundation we have to work on.
Requirements: This is an advanced course, we expect you to have taken a basic writing course before. Good English language skills are a requirement. We will NOT help you analyze your data. Please bring a fully analyzed dataset including what you think are going to be your main figures and tables. Please send an outline (not a draft) of your paper, with a brief summary for each of the major sections introduction, methods, results and discussion in bullet points latest one week before the course to the instructors. Bring a draft – the more advanced the better – with you to the course.
Organization: Accommodation and full board is provided for IMPRS students. The participants will receive more information and reading material more shortly before the course. All participants have to abide to the hygiene rules on location.