A practical course that helps participants write - and publish
The course on writing scientific papers shows participants how to master one specific type of document. The effective writing course takes a much broader view, and aims to show participants how to put their message across - and not just out - to a broad range of readers in a broad range of different documents.
At the start of the course participants identify their own writing problems. One of the most common is not having a clear idea on what makes writing effective. The course provides a measurable solution.
Other skills participants will learn on the course include:
- turning a mass of evidence into a coherent plan,
- overcoming writer's block,
- using specific tests to improve the first draft.
We have been particularly encouraged by how many people told us that the course had increased their confidence, as well as their skills. One wrote : 'This was the singularly most useful course I have ever undertaken. It has changed the way I write, the way I plan presentations and my self confidence about the messages I am trying to convey. I have had two chapters of my thesis returned by my (normally highly critical supervisor) with no "corrections".'