Scientific Writing: Towards Organization and Motivation

With discipline and commitment, scientific writing is a skill that can be learned and mastered.

In this workshop, we will develop a set of "how-to" strategies for writing journal articles and theses and increase your writing productivity.

Day One Topics

  • Common challenges and misunderstandings in scientific writing
  • How to organize the flow of information
  • The sections of a scientific article
  • The stages of the writing process
  • Different types of writers
  • Techniques and software available to increase writing productivity

Day Two Topics

  • Clear scientific writing
  • Motivational tools to increase writing productivity
  • How to reduce self-sabotage behaviours
  • Team work with co-authors and supervisors

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • handle the typical challenges associated with scientific writing
  • describe the structure of a scientific article
  • assess sections of an article for clarity
  • create a writing schedule that works for you
  • begin writing part of your next journal article or your thesis
  • use strategies to increase your writing productivity