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A12 Writing a scientific paper step by step - 20H

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"Hard sciences" students who have a concrete project for publication

Objectifs du stage

  • Learning and training an appropriate strategy for writing a scientific paper in english
  • Developing autonomy and empowering critical thinking
  • Training coherence and logic in argumentative writing
  • Finding individual solutions for specific problems

Descriptif de la formation :

Writing a scientific paper in a foreign language is tough work. When the time comes to write it, many students feel left to their own devices. However, writing a scientific paper involves not only literary abilities. It is above all a matter of organisation.
This writing workshop is designed to help you step-by-step through the process of creating a research paper. Specific exercises will support the process of organising your work and getting your thoughts down on paper; revision techniques will help you to improve the quality of your writing. Peer review - a crucial part of the writing process - will help to strength the writing of both reviewers and writers.
This writing workshop is specially designed for non-native speakers. It will be run in English. A good level of understanding and speaking is needed.
The workshop is project-based: participants need a concrete paper project to work on.

PROGRAMME

1. OVERCOMING WRITER’S BLOCK
- The dangerous method: trying to write it right the first time
- Internal language, external language
- Understanding writing blocks
2. PREPARING A WRITING PROJECT
- Developing a concept
- Getting started : asking the right questions
- Structuring ideas
3. PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER
- Dividing a research paper into manageable parts
- Collecting ideas- techniques
- Strategies for quickly writing the first draft
4. EXPANDING THE OUTLINE
- Coherence and logic in argumentative writing
- Conciseness: methods of eliminating wordiness
- Strategies for improving sentence clarity
- Constructing effective paragraphs
5. CATCHING YOUR READER'S ATTENTION
- The title - accurate, informative, attractive
- Choosing appropriate key words
- The first impression: the abstract
6. AVOIDING PLAGIARISM
- What is plagiarism?
- Paraphrasing
- Reading a text with a critical eye


Responsable pédagogique :

Martha BOEGLIN, PhD, trainer




Number of hours :

  20

Dates:

8, 9, 12 & 13 February, 2018
9 a.m- 3p.m

Opening date for registrations:

8 December, 2017

Place:

Room 103
Université de Lyon
92 rue Pasteur, Lyon 7

Acces by public means :
T2 Centre Berthelot
T1 Quai Claude Bernard
Métro Jean Macé

Number of participants :

15

Documentation needed :

- A motivation letter ( 1 page)
- At least level TOEIC 1