Information and Booking

Tutors: Julie King, Robin Mowat -  Imperial College London
Cost: Internal no charge.
External not available
Duration: 0.5 day (14:00 – 16:30)

17 December
18 December

Online Booking Form

Read before you book:

 In order for your booking to be processed, you must attach 2 research articles from your field to your booking form.

What have past participants found most useful?

  • I learned to use a more analytic approach on how to build up and structure papers (Postdoc, Biology)
  • Very good insight into emphasis, structuring of papers and how to focus the reader on the importance of the work. Very good trainers! (Postdoc, Chemical Engineering)
  • It was great to have an actual tool that can be directly applied to my writing (Postdoc, Surgery and Cancer)


This workshop, developed and delivered by the Centre for Academic English, is tailored to your research focus and provides targeted input and training towards writing a research paper for publication in your field. You will be given the tools to analyse research articles in your own specialised discipline to then be able to create conventional, effective texts. Through detailed, guided text analysis and exercises, you will be shown how to develop a model for research writing in your field and will also gain knowledge of the language features specific to key sections of a research article. 

Please note that in order to fully benefit from this tailored workshop, it is essential that you send us in advance two recently published research articles written by other researchers in your field. We will work with these articles in the workshop, so they should be recent, well-written and representative of your research area and target journal.

Key areas

Through analysing your chosen journal articles, you will learn how to:

  • organise and connect information conventionally and appropriately to create a reader-friendly narrative
  • identify the key features of effective writing in your field
  • use your reading to enhance your writing: e.g. recognise textual and language features that will make the value of your research explicit
  • make more informed language choices to minimise ambiguity: e.g. choice of tenses and active vs passive forms

Further information

There will be some self-study work that will need to be completed prior to each of the face to face afternoon sessions.

For this course, there is a fee of £50 for cancellations made 15 days prior to the course, and a £100 charge will be levied from the delegate’s department if a cancellation is made less than 10 working days before the course start date.

Please note that you can benefit from further research writing training and consultations from the Centre for Academic English.