Academic Writing Workshop for Supervisors of Master's and PhD students

English writing techniques for research, academia, and publication

By the creator of ReallyWrite, an automatic editor that helps researchers write clearer articles.

Modern science writing is (and should be) clear and easy to understand. But much writing is unclear, not because we mean it to be, but because we simply do not know how to write clearly.

This online, self-paced workshop will help you coach your students to write more clearly. It will allow you to communicate more efficiently with your students and thus reduce the amount of time you spend reviewing or rewriting a student's work.

I've given writing courses to PhD students for many years in which I teach them to apply certain fundamental principles to structure their sentences clearly and logically. If you, as their supervisor, can use these same principles as the basis for your feedback, you can more specifically point out the flaws in their writing and let the students fix them.

Goal of the workshop:
Improve the quality of collaborative writing as well as the quality of communication between supervisors and PhD students

In this workshop, you will first learn the main writing principles that writers use to write more clearly. Then you will practice both identifying where these principles are lacking and giving clear feedback, with the aim of avoiding confusion or misinterpretation among collaborators on a writing project.

This workshop is open to anyone who is supervising beginning academic writers at any university, research institution, or company. It is available fully online and self-paced. You will receive written feedback during the workshop and we will have a live one-on-one meeting.

The following topics will be covered:

  • setting the structure from the start
  • parallelism
  • given to new principle
  • verbs vs zombie nouns
  • balancing formality
  • nuancing with verb tenses

Timing and Costs:

  • This workshop is given online, using videos, reading, and practical exercises. It is self-paced, so you can do it whenever you want. You can also schedule a one-hour video call at the end to discuss any lingering questions.
  • This workshop costs €400 per participant. If you are not satisfied, you can get your money back!

I can really recommend the workshop scientific writing for supervisors. It shows you how to pinpoint what is wrong in the sentence, rather than just having a vague idea that something is wrong. It makes it easier to comment on students' papers in an efficient and time saving manner. You learn how to get started with a student and how to have them build up an article step by step. And on top of that it refreshes the principles of scientific writing which will improve your own writing skills. This all within a short 2 part workshop. Rimke Vos

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