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Manuscript Writing: from Good to Excellent

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Medical Communication
Code:
MCA4
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
Participants should have some experience with writing scientific papers. The workshop is relevant for those who write or edit papers for others, and for those who wish to improve their own papers.
Objective:
To increase the likelihood of producing focused – on a clear purpose statement – coherent research papers with well-structured in-depth argumentation.
Content:
Participants will learn to create a storyline, to clarify how a study fits into and strengthens the body of knowledge within a field, to distinguish clearly between the introduction and discussion sections, and to develop logical method-centered arguments in the discussion. We will discuss aspects of an example paper – long-term follow-up of breast cancer treatment – and suggested revisions of it, in groups and in plenum. Participants will receive the paper and suggestions before the workshop (as part of the preworkshop assignment). Other topics are the Cs of communication, a 6-step publication-planning-and writing process.