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Objectives:

  • Improve your grammatical accuracy and your written scientific style.
  • Promote your contribution to the literature in the “abstract” and the introduction of the article.

 

Program:

Morning

> The most frequent grammatical errors identified in scientific articles: explanations and practical exercises;

> Characteristics of good scientific style in English: brainstorming and examples;

> Choosing a catchy title;

> Writing an abstract:

  • The purpose of an abstract. How to make it attractive.
  • The structure of an abstract;
  • Drawing attention to your contribution to the literature;
  • Reading authentic abstracts written by scientists of various disciplines and analysis of their structure;
  • Improving your abstract: practical exercise.

 

Afternoon

> “Peer feedback” on abstracts

> Strategy to develop scientific style and vocabulary through active reading;

> Writing the introduction:

  • Techniques for getting started: examples;
  • Different possible structures for the introduction;
  • Reading and analysis of some extracts of introductions;
  • Citing the literature;
  • Improving your introduction – practical exercise.

 

Prerequisites:

> BEFORE THE TRAINING: Send an email to anne.roulin@psl.eu with your abstract of your article (for rereading and corrections by the teacher).

> DAY OF TRAINING: Bring your abstract.

ATTENTION: the training is entirely in ENGLISH