Courses for Institutions
I can provide an online course for a university or research institute interested in upgrading the writing skills of their biomedical postgraduate students. I have had many years of experience running live courses and workshops courses in Australia and India, and I am now using online tools to reach out to English-speaking students anywhere in the world.
In a writing course a group of students completes eight 3-hour classes, usually one per week (up to two). The course focuses on research paper writing, with some attention to proposals. Each class starts with a 20-40 minute video, after which students complete a series of writing tasks that consolidate the knowledge presented in the video. The tasks test and improve a range of skills important for research writing:
- Thinking critically and arguing systematically
- Writing a paper or proposal that reads like a story
- Shaping the individual sections of a research paper
- Composing coherent paragraphs and vivid sentences.
The host institution must supply at least one teaching assistant who will interact with the students onsite. If the institution can also identify several students with advanced writing skills, I will train them before the course so that they can provide help with the grading of assignments.
Courses for Individual Students
Coming shortly: I will be making the videos from my institutional course available for purchase by individual students in the near future. They will be available on this site in my soon-to-opened online shop.