Enhance your scholarly writing by attending this intensive 2½ day course in beautiful Bayfield, Ontario!
Located approximately one hour northwest of London and three hours west of Toronto, this relaxed and picturesque community on the eastern shore of Lake Huron will provide participants with a unique opportunity to step away from day-to-day distractions, focus on writing and be inspired by new surroundings.
The course will commence 3:00 p.m. Sunday and conclude 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Participants should expect to be available days and evenings throughout this time period to fully participate in facilitated learning modules as well as self-directed writing sessions.
• Expert writing instruction for scholarly publication
• Powerful strategies for increasing persuasiveness and clarity
• Useful pearls to demystify grammar
• Small group instruction with individualized feedback
• Dedicated time to write and revise a work-in-progress
Core Lesson Problem/Gap/Hook: How to write an effective introduction
Individual Writing Time Revise opening paragraph of your research paper
Core Lesson Mapping the gap: How to persuasively present the existing literature
Grammar Pearl Enlisting the power of the verb
Individual Writing Time Revise intro and lit review
Grammar Pearl Avoiding death by preposition
Optional 1-on-1 meeting with faculty
Optional 1-on-1 meeting with faculty
Core Lesson Telling a story: How to organize your results and discussion
Grammar Pearl Mastering sentence structure
Individual Writing Time Revise main results and/or discussion story
Core Lesson Editing for clarity
Lorelei Lingard, PhD
CERI Director; Professor, Department of Medicine
Expert academic writer and writing instructor; rhetorician and lover of language
Mark Goldszmidt, MD, MHPE, PhD(c)
CERI Associate Director; Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Education researcher and reviewer; clinician-scientist with a passion for getting the story right
Sayra Cristancho, PhD
CERI Scientist; Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Adaptive and process-driven writer; engineer fascinated with writing style and structure
Chris Watling, MD, PhD
CERI Scientist; Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
Academic writer and editor; believer in the power of a great sentence
$1,740.00 Canadian (includes 13% HST)
The course fee includes:
• tuition and course materials
• accommodation at The Little Inn of Bayfield on Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1
• breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, June 1
• breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, June 2
Participants from a range of research backgrounds (eg. health professions education, health sciences research, social sciences research, education) are welcome.
Each participant should have personal experience trying to get their work published, i.e. should have written at least one manuscript in recent past and submitted it to a journal, although it does not have to have been accepted.
Participants will maximize their learning if they bring an in-progress manuscript to work on during the Master Class.
The course will not focus on English as a Second Language (ESL) writing challenges.
To apply to attend, email the following information and attachments to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015:
• affiliation (organization or school)
• contact information
• research focus
i) a writing sample (approx 3,000 words) of a research manuscript, in-progress or recently completed
ii) summary CV (max 2 pages) highlighting your recent publication history, including abstracts.
All applications will be reviewed by the Master Class Selection Committee. Successful applicants will be contacted on or by Monday, April 20 with an invitation to attend and a link to register online. To confirm attendance, invitees will be required to register online, with payment, by Friday, April 24.
To ensure the best student experience, enrollment will be limited to 25 participants.