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A21 - Write your first paper step by step - 20H

Accessible as Distance Learning
Total number of hours 20h


Martha BOEGLIN, PhD, trainer



The course is designed to help you step-by-step through the process of creating a research paper. You will learn how to...
  • Prepare your paper
  • Decide what you want to focus on
  • Structure your ideas
  • Highlight the main novelty of your research
  • Arouse your reader's curiosity
  • Write clearly and concisely, even if English is not your mother tongue


This writing workshop is entirely action-oriented. You work on your own paper. You don't just learn what to do - you do it.

Overcome writer’s block
- Five writing techniques to start the writing process
- One technique to focus on the essentials
- Time boxing : a technique to curb procrastination
- One method to create a morning routine to start your day actively

Select your target journal
- The journal's scope
- The target audience
- The visibility of the journal
- The publication delay
- The board members

Prepare your paper
- Four main mistakes why submitted papers are refused - and how to avoid them
- Prepare an attractive paper in 12 steps
- One technique to visualize your outline
- One technique to summarize your writing project
- Actions to undertake when writing with co-authors

Organise the writing process
- One techique for collecting ideas and activating passive knowledge
- One technique for structuring your thoughts
- Eight tips for quickly writing the first draft
- One technique to avoid plagiarism
- Twenty questions to revise the content of your paper

Elements of style for scientific papers
- Constructing effective paragraphs
- Strategies for efficient sentences
- Conciseness: methods of eliminating wordiness
- Phraseological tools for the main sections of a research paper

Catch your reader's attention
- Eight rules for writing an attractive title
- Seven key sentences to write a good abstract
- How to structure your literature review
- What to write in the introduction
- What to write in the conclusion


March 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2021  | from 9 AM to 12 and 1.00 to 3.00 pm
Opening date for registration: January 27, 2021

Additional Information

This workshop is for you if:..
- You are going to write your first paper
- You have got your main results
- You have a good level in oral and writing ( minimal level: TOEIC Listening and Reading)

This workshop is not for you if...
- You are just beginning with your research
- Your paper is almost finished
- You dn't have any paper project for the moment