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Two Presentations on Writing Clubs

By | Jan. 6, 2017

Two PowerPoint presentations: one on the writing clubs at the University of Colombo Faculty of Medicine, and one more generally on writing clubs as a means to promote productivity and quality in research writing.

Facilitation Kit: Writing a Journal Article Reporting Research

By | Oct. 3, 2016

This kit consists of nine modules, each containing a PowerPoint presentation and a set of facilitator notes. The notes expand on the content of the slides and provide guidance in facilitating the module, which combines presentation and small-group work.

The topics of the modules are

  • The Structure of Journal Articles
  • Titles and Authors
  • Writing an Abstract
  • Citing References
  • Writing the Introduction
  • Writing the Methods Section
  • Writing the Results Section
  • Preparing Tables and Figures
  • Writing the Discussion Section

Facilitation Kit: Preparing to Write a Journal Article

By | Oct. 3, 2016

This kit consists of three modules, each containing a PowerPoint presentation and a set of facilitator notes. The notes expand on the content of the slides and provide guidance in facilitating the module, which combines presentation and small-group work.

The topics of the modules are

  • Deciding When and Where to Submit a Paper
  • Defining the Focus and Contribution of Your Paper
  • Using Journals' Instructions to Authors

Facilitation Kit: Foundations of Research Writing

By | Oct. 3, 2016

This kit consists of three modules, each containing a PowerPoint presentation and a set of facilitator notes. The notes expand on the content of the slides and provide guidance in facilitating the module, which combines presentation and small-group work.

The topics of the modules are

  • Approaching a Writing Project
  • Ethical and Other Issues in Research Writing
  • Writing in English as a Foreign Language

"Scientific and Technical Writing"

By | Sept. 30, 2016
"This course describes the different steps required to produce a scientific or technical project publication, from development to dissemination of the final document. It also explains principles for writing, structuring the text and creating illustrations, and provides guidance on distribution channels and promotion methods.

The course will help you:
  • Conduct and plan your publication project by identifying necessary activities and resources
  • Identify information sources, access the required information, and manage your reference list with appropriate software
  • Apply the basic rules of scientific and technical writing, organize and support your arguments, structure and illustrate your points
  • Choose the right journal in which to publish and follow the stages to submit an article to a journal
  • Write a technical extension document: technical data sheet, technical manual, posters
  • Disseminate and promote your scientific publication

Duration: 31 hours

Publication Date: June 2016"

Self-paced course from FAO. Collaborators included INASP. Adapted from a course in French.

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