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A3-1 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 native language.


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.


  • Session 1 : October 20, 21, 24 & 25, 2022
  • Session 2 :January 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2023
Training: 20h
Mandatory personal work: 18h 

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 don't have any paper project for the moment.