This is a sign-up / waiting list for anyone interested in the Hands On Writing course.

Due to limited places, we ask you to enrol into this course page, to allow us to collect a list of people interested in this course.

Names will be selected from this list to offer places on the course with priority being given to students in later years of their PhD, with names being drawn randomly thereafter.

Lecturer: Dr Dwayne Spiteri

Institution: University of Glasgow

Delivery: Face to Face Hours Equivalent Credit: 9 (3 x 3 hour Labs) 

Assessment: Continuous Assessment

Additional Resources

Material taught within the syllabus is intended to be supplemented by further reading. The recommended online tutorials are:

User's Guide: many PDFs by categories:
How To:
Google a certain class to see its inheritance, members, examples, e.g. "ROOT TH1"

** This course is not offered in 2022/23.  It may return in the future. **

Lecturer: Marialuisa Aliotta
Hours Equivalent Credit:

Course Summary

The course is specifically tailored to PhD students in scientific disciplines. It will provide practical tools and strategies to help students understand key elements of good scientific writing. The course will cover the 5 steps of the writing process, from pre- writing to proofreading, and will focus on the structure and style of good academic writing.  Topics covered will include: purpose and structure of different sections (Introduction, Methodology, Data analysis and Results, Discussion and Conclusions, Abstract); use of language and grammar (parallel sentences, appropriate tenses, sentence coordination); supporting materials (figures and tables, bibliography, appendices).