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This one day course provides a sound grounding in the core skills needed to produce accurate and effective scientific writing.

course details

The course will include:

  • Critique of readability in relevant papers
  • Use of tenses in academic papers
  • Writing with impact, concise writing
  • Grammar and proof reading
  • Scientific table and chart critique

Previous participants have said:

  • ‘It was a great resource to improve on my writing skills overall. The exercises were good and broke up the day to shift our concentration.’
  • ‘I found the exercises fun and really useful as they helped to take in what we were learning.’
  • ‘Dr John Dixon was very professional, clear and allowed the students to give their input.’

Intended for

All DPhil students and postdoctoral researchers

NB. This course is appropriate for both native and non-native speakers of English. However, if you are a non-native speaker you will need a good general standard of English to benefit from the course.

Number of places


course leader

Dr John Dixon


Thursday 15th November 2019, 09.00 - 17.00

RDf Skills

 A1, B3, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)


A booking link will be available here in due course. In the meantime please email with any queries.

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