Intensive Course in Research Writing
Summer 2018 Intensive Course in Research Writing
We are pleased to announce the 11th annual Intensive Course
in Research Writing, to be held at Texas A&M University
on 9 July through 27 July 2018.
This 3-week course is designed mainly to help researchers
increase their proficiency in writing and publishing scientific
papers. It also includes instruction on related topics, such as
giving oral presentations, preparing poster presentations, and
writing grant proposals. To benefit fully from the course,
participants should have a drafted paper that is ready to revise or
should have research that is ready to write up.
The course meets 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. During
other times, participants complete homework and meet with
instructors for individualized feedback. Participants can use
library facilities on campus.
This course is open to both US and international participants.
To enroll, international participants must provide evidence of
English proficiency at least equivalent to that commonly required
for US graduate school admission.
The fee to attend the course is $1,500. Attendees wanting to
stay an extra week (through August 3) to work on their writing
and receive personalized instruction can do so for $250, thus
paying a total of $1,750 for the course. The course fee covers the
cost of the instruction, including the textbook. It does not cover
associated costs (such as transportation, lodging, food, and health
insurance); these costs must be paid by those taking the course or
their institutions. Relatively inexpensive lodging is expected to
be available on or near campus.
The course is intended largely for early-career researchers,
including postdoctoral fellows and recently appointed faculty
members. It also can aid science editors. Experienced faculty
members sometimes attend in preparation to give similar instruction
to their own students.
We welcome requests for further information about the course.
Prospective US participants should contact Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH,
Texas A&M University, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective
international participants should contact Roberto Tuda Rivas, PhD,
Facultad de Contaduría y Administración, Unidad Torreón,
Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, México, at email@example.com.