6 October 2020

The Online Scientific Writing Workshop — 22-25 February 2021, 8am to 12noon PT

Book your place now: $399 per person



This workshop will change the way you think about writing.

Once you’ve booked, we will ask you to complete a short abstract writing exercise and return it to us by 12 February. We’ll prepare detailed feedback on this work which we will give during a one-to-one tutorial.  

During the workshop, we will teach the skills to produce research papers of the highest quality for the world’s top journals. You can download the workshop brochure and schedule here.

A key part of our approach is to focus on the structure of good scientific communication. We examine this at every scale, from the level of sentences and paragraphs to abstracts and entire papers. We also showcase the techniques for presenting clear logical arguments and the skills needed to write and edit concise, emphatic sentences. Along the way, we’ll explore examples from a wide range of disciplines and journals.

Our belief is that practice is an essential part of learning so we have plenty of exercises to help you hone the skills you’ll be learning. Expect to work hard.

We’ll also be taking each of you aside towards the end of the course, to provide one-to-one feedback on your abstract exercises and to show you how to apply our ideas to your own writing. This is also a chance to raise your own questions with the instructors and seek advice. 

The course runs over 4 half-days because you’ve told us that full days in front of a computer screen are too intense.

But if you can’t make these dates, tell us and we’ll let you know about future workshops.


Our unique approach

The workshop is different from conventional MOOCs (massive open online courses) because it includes:

  • One-to-one feedback
    Before the workshop we will ask you to complete a short abstract writing exercise. We will prepare detailed feedback on this work ahead of a one-to-one session with you during the course. This session gives you the opportunity to raise specific questions or seek advice from your instructor.
  • Small classes
    Your class will have no more than 20 participants giving your the opportunity to ask questions and interact.
  • Experienced instructors
    Write About Science has been giving scientific writing workshops at the world’s top institutions for over a decade. Your instructors are highly experienced and hugely approachable.


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Praise for the Online Scientific Writing Workshop

Researchers who have taken our online workshop say:

“Justin and Mark made it exceptional. The feedback to the abstracts we submitted before was very detailed.”
Online workshop participant, June 2020

“I was surprised how good the workshop was. I didn’t have a lot of expectations but it was the best course I have ever taken!”
Online workshop participant, May 2020

“I would strongly suggest to people who just start their PhD to attend the course.”
Online workshop participant, December 2020

“The course was very well adapted for an online environment”
Online workshop participant, April 2020

“The content plus the delivery was really good and very helpful as a PhD student”
Online workshop participant, December 2020

“The BigBlueButton platform worked very well and I think, it was the best choice.”
Online workshop participant, March 2020

The training was exceptional! It was well organized and the materials were relevant and engaging.
Online workshop participant, May 2020