Winter School 2021
I taught writing and revising skills to 13 PhDs and postdocs in the social and natural sciences to help them get their research published in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Science Advances) and their proposals funded by agencies and foundations (e.g., Chanse). I opened three of the week’s workshop sessions with brief talks on elements of academic writing:
(1) how to use the abstract to structure and write an entire article
(2) how to focus readers’ attention and emphasize key points
(3) how to improve one’s writing by providing context, stressing the main point, and clearly connecting ideas.
In addition, I offered them my advice on how to make writing less stressful and more productive. I also coached participants in 19 individual writing-coaching sessions (some participated twice), editing their texts on-screen and showing them how to express their ideas clearly and forcibly.