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“How to Write a Scientific Literature Review”

This course has been awarded 5-star reviews from academic staff and students and is recommended as essential training for anyone about to start a Ph.D. degree.

Ask your PI to consider it as part of your training! Try it first – there’s a free trial to let you see what’s involved.

Enroll today and get ahead of the game!

A Guide to Scientific Writing II

This course will be online in the autumn of 2017. Submit examples of your writing through great exercises designed to help you develop the skills you need for degree-level lab reports and written assignments.

You will learn how to:

  • use concise, clear scientific language through online instruction and practical exercises
  • produce correctly formatted tables and figures through online instruction and submitted work
  • write for different audiences through online instruction and submitted work

There are a limited number of places available and the course will be available again in January 2018.


  • How to write a scientific literature review - available now 

An instructional course designed to help you approach and plan your literature review. Aimed at senior undergrads and postgrads.

  • Writing skills for the workplace

A 6-week course where you are invited to submit as many examples of your work as possible. The course material is sent to you on a weekly basis over 4 weeks. After 6 weeks, allowing for submission of work and feedback, you will have a completed portfolio providing evidence of your communication skills for future employers.

  • Using reference manager software

A short course designed to introduce you to the different free packages available and how to integrate them with your Word documents to create the perfect bibliography.

Complete the form below to register your interest in our courses. You will receive an email when they are available online.

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About Dr Allison Kirsop

Co-founder of the KirsopLabs project, and Editorial Manager of Neuroendocrinology, a peer-review Medical Sciences journal. Writing for a science blog is a great way for students to get published early in their career and great for a CV. Drop me a line if you'd like to discuss how to get involved with the KLabs project.

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