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    The science of scientific writing: storytelling facts, removing junk

    Monday, 25 March, 2019 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 - 17:00
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus

    The science of scientific writing: storytelling facts, removing junk

    Writing is one of the most important tasks of researchers: during your career you will see yourself drafting journal and conference articles, applications, proposals, reports, thesis, etc. You may have noticed that scientific articles are often hard to read though. Most of the people assume that it is due to the complexity of the concepts, data and analysis. In this workshop, you will learn that with the right structure in place and by applying a series of communication principles, complex ideas can be communicated with clarity, without oversimplifying scientific issues.

    The workshop combines exercises with short lectures dealing with the following topics:

    • Choose the right title for your work
    • Compose an abstract that will captivate your readers
    • Effectively structure your paper so that ideas will flow
    • Set up a procedure for revising your paper
      • Improving the quality of writing improves the quality of thought: principles to communicate with clarity
      • Centre yourself and effectively procrastinate


    When: 2 full days - Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th of March from 9:00 to 17:00 + an exercise to carry out at home after the workshop on which you will receive detailed feedback

    Attention: Participation in this training will NOT automatically appear in your online PhD portfolio, fill out this form and let it sign by the instructor as proof of participation.

    Where: Campus Etterbeek - rooms to be confirmed

    Registration: (MAX. 15)


    Free of charge for PhD students

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policyhttps://student.vub.be/en/regulations-and-forms#phd