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Hugh Kearns presents different workshops each year in Hilary term.

COURSE AIM

Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

COURSE CONTENT

This workshop will help you to understand:

• why it's hard to get started
• how we deliberately use distractions to slow down writing
• the principles of quick starting
• how to deal with destructive internal beliefs
• how to set a writing plan and stick to it
• how to set achievable goals by writing in a silo
• how to greatly increase the number of actual words you produce
• how to clarify your thinking, and improve the quality of your work

 

COURSE LENGTH

Half a day workshop.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

120

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.

*** NEW COURSES ***

Micro-Internship Programme for Research Staff - second round for applications opens Tuesday 23 April

'Academic English' courses available at the Oxford University Language Centre to help international students and staff improve their academic communication.

Limited spaces available for non-RDM MSD research staff on the RDM Learning and Development programme

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during April-July.

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Three Minute Thesis Competition launched, deadline 25 May 

Writing a medical conference abstract 11 June

How and why to undertake a systematic review 21 June 

Forthcoming events

Scientific Computing in MATLAB

Research Skills

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9am - 5pm

This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

Poster production

Research Skills

Thursday, 09 May 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This course is run by IT Services Learning Centre (ITLC). The 'Apply for this course' button will take you to the ITLC booking process. This course is scheduled to run in Hilary and Trinity terms.

Preparing for Learning and Teaching at Oxford

Teaching Skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled each term.

X-Ray Crystallography

Research Skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 10am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled only in Trinity term.

Writing and publishing research papers

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

This course is scheduled in all three terms.

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Research Skills

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

This course is scheduled each term.