Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

SENSE Writing Week

Date: 30 October 2017 - 03 November 2017
Location: Wolfskuil, Ommen

Course frequency: once a year

Short Course Description

During this week you can fully concentrate on writing an article without the distraction of every day practice. The writing week will take place in a comfortable environment where you can spend the night. The presence of other PhD students will provide motivation, support and social contacts. Additionally, an English writing coach will guide us through the writing process with tips&tricks, feedback sessions and individual advice. Each participant will receive information on how to prepare.

General information

LevelAll
Intended credits2.0 ECTS
Course materialThe English writing coach and a new edition of the book "Getting it Across: a Guide to Effective Academic Writing" by Soren Johnson (included in course fee).
Course frequencyOnce a year
Course fee€490
Cancellation conditions• Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
• Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of 50% of the full costs will be charged.
• In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of 100% of the full costs will be charged.
• If you do not show at all, a fee of 100% of the full costs and a fine of 100 euro will be charged.
Lecturer(s)Sören Johnson
More informationPaula dos Reis Oliveira, Tiedo van Kuijk, UvA IBED - Department of Freshwater and Marine Ecology (FAME), sensewritingweek@gmail.com
RegistrationGo to registration form
Registration deadline   13 October 2017
PosterPoster SENSE Writing Week 30 October - 3 November 2017 

Long Course Description

Would you like to develop your writing skills and improve your current piece of work for a publication? Or do you want to start one without the daily distractions? Well… this is your opportunity!!

How

We work under the guidance of an experienced writing coach, Sören Johnson (www.johnsonlanguage.nl).
During this week, you will have time to work on your individual paper, we will follow writing skills lectures, and Sören will dedicate time for individual feedback based on your draft. You are expected to bring a draft of your paper or research results to work with.
You will earn 2 ECTS by following the whole programme.

Where

To focus on writing without too many distractions the writing week takes place in Ommen, where the Wolfskuil provides both accommodation and a quit place to work. The address is Wolfskuil 15 in Ommen (https://www.wolfskuil.nl/nl).

Cost

The whole week will cost € 490. Including:

  • 4 days of accommodation, food and drinks
  • lectures
  • personal feedback on your paper
  • the book "Getting it Across: a Guide to Effective Academic Writing".

Course Programme

 MorningAfternoon
MondayFirst lectureFree writing time + group discussion    
TuesdayFree writing timeHand in 2 pages to coach
Wednesday      LectureFree writing time + group discussion
ThursdayIndividual coaching    Lecture
FridayIndividual coachingClosing lecture

Other Course info

For a photo impression of the SENSE Writing Week 2011, see: Photo impression SENSE Writing Week 2011

Former occurrences of this course