Dates: This workshop is connected to the BioCat annual conference, September 5-7 2022. The conference follows September 7-9
Registration deadline: July 8 2022
Location: Thorbjørnrud Hotell, 50 minutes from Gardermoen Airport in Oslo
Workshop leader: Dr Daniel Soule of Professional Writing Academy
Registration for the pre-conference workshop is included in the annual conference registration form.
- Three days intensive course tailored for chemistry, biochemistry and biocatalysis
- Work on your own manuscript during the course
- Limited capacity – 20 seats
BioCat National Graduate School in Biocatalysis invites students to register for a three day workshop on scientific writing, tailor-made for PhD candidates. The workshop will be led by Dr Daniel Soule, who is an experienced academic writing trainer, and aims to provide structure, advice and motivation through writing a paper for publication.
The exercises will focus specifically on writing for biocatalysis journals, and participants are expected to work on their own papers. There will be a balance between plenary sessions, group discussions, individual writing time and one-to-one work with an experienced academic editor. After the workshop, participants can continue to work on their manuscripts and send their draft to Daniel Soule for direct editorial feedback.
- Planning and editing
- Understanding the writing process
- Breaking down the structure of papers to generate writing goals
- Techniques for being an effective writer
- Understanding the stylistic demands of chemistry and biochemistry journals
By the end of the course, participants should be well on the way to producing a draft of their research paper. In addition, they will learn more about the writing and publication process.
Participants need to bring a manuscript draft or any other material, such as literature searches or data analysis, which they can draw on through the workshop, and a laptop. Participants must also bring a copy of an article from the journal they wish to submit their paper to. A comprehensive workbook and a ‘Guide to Academic Punctuation’ will be handed out during the workshop.
Day 1 – Monday September 5
|12.30-13.00||Arrive at hotel and check in|
|14.00-15.30||The writing process: targeting, planning, drafting and editing a research paper or chapter|
|16.00-17:30||Writing time: One-to-one editing available|
Day 2 – Tuesday September 6
|9.00-10.30||Writing introductions and conclusions: understanding meta structure and theme|
|11.00-13.00||Writing time: One-to-one editing available|
|14.00-15.30||Writing better paragraphs and sections: also the key to structural editing|
|16.00-17.30||Writing time: One-to-one editing available|
Day 3 – Wednesday September 7
|9.00-10.30||Steelman questions and the didactic planning method|
|11.00-12.30||Writing time: One-to-one editing available|
|The workshop ends. Free time as other delegates arrive.|
|14.30||Main conference begins|
Registration for the pre-conference workshop in September of 2022 is now closed.