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Writing is a key part of scientific endeavour yet many scientists receive no formal training in scientific writing. Instead, scientists are taught to use a variety of instruments and techniques, many of which they may never use in their careers.
Scientific research demands precision. While scientific writing should reflect this precision in the form of clarity of meaning, this ideal is not often attained. A brilliant experiment may have been completed, yet if the results cannot be explained clearly and concisely, and the reader is not convinced of their importance, the experiment will go unnoticed or undervalued.
This workshop covers the basic principles and practices of scientific writing, including structuring a technical report or a paper for a journal or conference proceedings, the integration of illustrations in the document and using technical language that is clear, concise and correct.
For an additional fee of $150 ex GST per hour, the workshop presenter will carry out post-workshop review of scientific writing submitted by individual participants.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: