Workshop in Scientific Writing

Thu Feb 9 – Sun Feb 12, 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Workshop Dates:  February 9, 10, 11, and 12

Deadline to apply:  January 25, 2023

Venue: Tower Plaza Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Ethics Education Courses

Curriculum

Learning objectives:

  • Write a draft of a scientific paper, focusing on the two hardest sections to write—the introduction and the discussion sections.
  • Discuss the different sections of a manuscript.
  • Discuss the publishing process, including learning why manuscripts get accepted/rejected
  • Write a response to reviewers’ comments

Day 1

Timing Topic
0830 – 0845 Objectives of the workshop
0845 – 0915 Review of Manuscript Sections:  IMRaD Overview Presentation
0915 – 0945 Rhetorical Moves from “They Say/I Say” Presentation
0945 -1015 Effective Writing Principles Presentation
1015 -1045 Tea/Coffee Break
1045 – 1115 Paragraph Structure Presentation
1115 – 1200 Writing Exercise:   Re-structuring paragraphs Group work
12:00-  12:45 Use of Transition Words between sentences and paragraphs Presentation
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30  –   2:00 Elements of the Introduction Section Presentation
2:00 – 2:30 Review Introduction Sections Presentation
2:30 – 3:00 Work on Own Introduction Group Work
3:00 – 3:30 Tea/Coffee Break  
3:30 – 5:00 Group Discussion of Introduction Section Group Work

Day 2

Timing Topic
0830 – 0930 How to Search the Literature Presentation
0930 –  1015 Focus on Methods Section and Review of Methods Sections Presentation
1015 –  1045 Tea/Coffee Break  
10:45- 11:30 Work on Own Methods Section Group Work
11:30 –12:15 Group Discussion of Methods Section Group Work
12:15 – 12:45 Plagiarism Presentation
12:45-  1:30 Lunch
1:30  –  2:00 Exercise on Paraphrasing Group Work
2:00 – 2:30 Focus on Results Sections Presentation
2:30 – 3:00 Review of Different Results Sections Group Worl
3:00 – 3:30 Tea/Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:15 Work on Own Results Section Group Work
4:15 – 5:00 Group Discussion of Results Section Group Work

Day 3

Timing Topic
0830- 0930 How to Use Referencing Software Presentation
0930 – 0945 How to Cite Sources Presentation
0945 –1015 Focus on Discussion Section Presentation
1015-  1045 Tea/Coffee Break
1045 – 1130 Review of Different Discussion Sections Group Work
1130 – 1245 Work on Own Discussion Sections Group Work
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30-  2:30 Review of Participants’ Discussion Sections Group Work
2:30 – 3:00 Abstracts and Titles Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 Tea/Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:15 Exercise on Abstract Writing Group Work
4:15 – 5:00 Issues Regarding Authorship Presentation

Day 4

Timing Topic
0830 – 0915 Selection of Journal, Impact Factor, and Predatory Journals Presentation
0915-  0945 Manuscript Preparation and Submission Presentation
0945 – 1015 Review of Participants’ Discussion Sections Group Work
1015 – 1045 Tea/Coffee Break
1045 – 11:45 How to respond to reviewers Presentation
1145 – 1245 Challenges to Publishing in the Middle East Presentation
1245 –1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Medical Writing vs. Scientific Writing Presentation
2:30 -3:00 Types of Publications Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 Tea/Coffee Break
3:30 –  5:00 Final Review of Participants’ Discussion Sections Group Work