Academic writing: From first draft to publication

PhD workshop on academic writing with Lynn P. Nygaard. 

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The Centre for Global Health is very pleased to welcome Lynn P. Nygaard back to HELSAM, with this two day workshop on academic writing for Global Health PhD students at University of Oslo.

The workshop will be an opportunity for the students to reflect on the central challenges of academic writing and publishing, with focus on the students current writing and their PhD thesis. The workshop will take participants systematically through some of the main challenges of academic writing and publishing: audience, core argument and structure, as well as getting words on paper, handling feedback, and picking a journal.


The workshop is open to PhD students at the Faculty of Medicine. Participants must bring with them a copy of a paper they would like to work on (very rough drafts are encouraged). They may send a copy of the draft to the facilitator beforehand to give her an idea of what you are writing about and how far you have progressed.

Facilitator: Lynn P. Nygaard

Lynn P. Nygaard is a Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and has worked with academic writing and publishing for many years. She works with researchers on developing awareness of audience, honing the core argument, and structuring the story.


 Day 1    
09:15 -10:00 Introduction: The nature of academic writing and publishing
10:00 -10:15 Break
10:15-11:45: 10:15 -11:45 Core argument: What is the main point you want to make?
11:45 -12:45 Lunch
12:45 -13:45 Audience: How does your point fit into the conversation?
13:45 -14:00 BreakBreak
14:00 -15:00 Structure: How are you going to say it?
15:00 -15:15 Break

15:15 -16:00

Giving and receiving feedback: Theory
Day 2  
09:15-10:009:15 -12:00 Tailored shut up and write session based on day 1
12:00 -13:00 Lunch
13:00 -15:30 Tailored shut up and write session continues
15:30 -16:00 Wrap up         

The workshop is initiated by the Centre for Global Health with project supported from the Norwegian Research School of Global Health (NTNU).

Tags: Academic writing
Published Mar. 20, 2019 12:01 PM - Last modified Jan. 28, 2021 2:17 PM