Course of scientific writing

Bruxelles Woluwe

Dear PhD students, researchers, and colleagues,

The Institute of Health and Society is committed to supporting PhD students and researchers in their endeavours to publish their work. In February 2020, we will begin a course of scientific writing with David Alexander, an experienced and effective writing teacher who has worked for many years with science writers from around the world.

You will work on a manuscript you started before the course begins, with David guiding you through the essentials of writing a strong, well-argued paper. To help you in this process, he will give you individual feedback on each piece of your writing. By the end of this five-session course, you can therefore expect to have at least completed the parts of the paper that are hardest to write: the abstract, introduction and discussion. Below, is a testimonial from a past student on their experience with the course:

“It is a well-balanced course between the theory and practice of ‘scientific writing in English.’ It gives an opportunity to advance on your paper while learning several practical tips.”

–Pierre Smith

The course is organised by the Institute of Health and Society for PhD students and researchers with the motivation and data they need to write a paper. As it will be taught in English, English proficiency is required.

There is place for 12 participants. If you are interested, please register by October 30th, 2019 by completing the attached form and sending it to Alexandria Williams (CC). Although the Institute will cover most of the cost, each participant (or their promotor) is asked to contribute 250€.

To stress the importance of committing yourself to improving your writing and working towards the completion of your paper, we ask you to note that attendance of the course is mandatory. If strictly necessary for a verified reason, you may miss only one of the five sessions.

Each session will take place from 10-12h and 13-15h on the following Fridays in early 2020:

  • 14 February
  • 28 February
  • 20 March
  • 03 April
  • 24 April

Please contact Alexandria Williams should you have any further questions about the course, or practical and financial issues.

Publié le 09 juillet 2019