Quality Papers: ThinkWrite
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This course is open to all research staff.

Pre-requisites: None

Overview:
This course gives a fresh look at the task of writing academic papers. It aims to give newcomers the confidence to get started quickly, while showing old hands some new ways of making the process less painful.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • the rules that govern the 'publishing game'
  • targeting the paper more thoroughly
  • analysing the journal you wish to place work in
  • focusing your mind on the core issues you wish to write about
  • collecting information needed to build a high quality paper
  • writing the first draft rapidly
  • working with colleagues in shaping the document

Preparation:

This is a practical 'hands-on' workshop, and you should bring the following to work on during the day:

  • an idea for a paper - either one you are writing at the moment, or one that you plan to write in the near future
  • three or four papers that have been published in the journals in which you would like to see your work appear (it is best if you are not the author of these papers)

Related resources: Desktop Learning

Facilitator: Pete Moore ; ThinkWrite About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

25 November 2014 1000 - 1600 tba
03 February 2015 1000 - 1600 tba
18 May 2015 1000 - 1600 tba

Cost:

  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Natalia Mazzini-cea

See also:

To view the other four workshops in the ThinkWrite series please click on the links below: