Key Information

Tutor: Dr Elena Forasacco
Course LevelLevel 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Online in MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 30


  • Thursday 02 May 2024
    09:30-11:30, Microsoft Teams

In this highly interactive course we will explore the characteristics of scientific writing,  some strategies and "top tips" to enhance your ability to write critically.

Course Information

In preparation for this course you will be asked to prepare a short abstract of your research project, which you will use during the live session (duration: about 15 minutes).

You will receive the credit by completing all pre-course activities and participating in all live session activities.


  • This course is suggested to 1st year students; it contains basic strategies to improve your scientific writing (e.g. how to structure a piece of scientific writing).
  • This course does not cover grammar.
  • You will need to upload your abstract by 17h the day before the live session (details are in the Blackboard page). The tutor will add their feedback after the live course.
  • You are required to have a camera and a headphone set with microphone to interact with the group during the live session.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of a piece of academic writing             
  • Recognise strategies to be effective in writing
  • Employ strategies for being effective in writing
  • Assess the quality of your writing

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.   Bookings will close two weeks before each live session.