- identify strengths and weaknesses in their own writing strategies;
- organise the research and writing process;
- structure scientific/academic texts;
- apply techniques for pre-writing, drafting and revision.
Period (from – till): This online course will be given four times a year, once in each period. P1_A - 14 September - 02 November 2021, P2_A - 23 November 2021 - 18 January 2022, P3_A - 15 February - 05 April 2022, P4_A - 10 May - 28 June 2022|
Course coordinator: Frans (F.W.) van Dam, Lecturer science communication, Faculty of Science (F.W.vanDam@uu.nl)
Lecturers: Mark (M.J.W.) Bos, Lecturer science communication, Faculty of Science (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Frans (F.W.) van Dam
This mini-course will focus on the demands of ‘academic’ writing in English, and will include topics such as writing strategies, writing plans, revision, writing good paragraphs and structure. It is particularly helpful for students embarking on a research thesis, an internship report or an article.
This course is (in first instance) open to all second year Master’s students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences. It is important that, during the course, you are writing your internship report, Master's thesis or article.
You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide and placement of students is done by lottery in case of capacity limitations.
The maximum number of participants is 20, the minimum 10.
Each course starts in the second week of the period. In 4 online sessions during the course students and the lecturer will meet via MS Teams (45’ sessions). Here you can find the list with all the exact dates per period for the online meetings during the whole year. All online meetings are scheduled between 9:00-12:00h. Allocated timeslots per group are communicated on the Lifelong Learning platform.
||14 Sept 2021
||23 Nov 2021
||15 Feb 2022
||10 May 2022
||24 Sept 2021
||07 Dec 2021
||01 Mar 2022
||24 May 2022
||12 Oct 2021
||21 Dec 2021
||15 Mar 2022
||07 Jun 2022
||26 Oct 2021
||11 Jan 2022
||29 Mar 2022
||21 Jun 2022
Literature/study material used
All materials and exercises are available through the online Lifelong Learning Platform. Participating students will be enrolled in advance of the course.
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
"This short course is very useful and instructive"
"The teacher is very enthusiastic"
"You work on your own report"
"Useful advise about the writing process and common pitfalls"