An appetizer for the article writing course. Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde , DC , MPH, PhD Professor in Clinical Biomechanics SDU. Why write an article ?. Because you must To make your findings known to others To look good and become famous The Nobel Prize.
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Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, DC, MPH, PhD
Professor in ClinicalBiomechanics
To makeyourfindingsknown to others
To look good and becomefamous
The Nobel Prize
Nice to read
Easy to understand
Difficult to read
Difficult to understand
Write it for yourself:
Write, re-write, re-write, re-write and re-write
Cut and pasteyourselfinto total confusion
Learn the text by heart
Omit relevant explanatory steps
Lots of details
Stir, boil and give to your (busy) supervisor
Becomeannoyedwhencriticism is given
Write it for the reader:
Determine the objective(s)
Keep it simple
Structure the contents(the ”filling” is not yetimportant)
Lots of sub-headings, whileyoustructure the MS
One section at a time
Seek assistance in the early stages
Writetext at the end
… write for the reader
… produce a goodarticle
… do it ratherquickly
Workshop for fivewholedayswithoutinterruptions (noSMS-s, mobile phones, patients, orother jobs at the same time!)
Day 1: Defining the objectivesprecisely
Day 2: Method
Day 3: Result
Day 4: Discussion
Day 5: Lay-out, ref.list, acknowledgements,
Sleep-over at Park Hotel, Middelfart 5th-7th of March
(Goodfood, pleasantsurroundings, bring jogging gear ifyouwant, no kids, nocooking, novacuum-cleaning)
Middelfart hospital, Penthouse15th and 16th of March OR at SDU/WP – venue to bedetermined
Bring an idea of the manuscriptyouwant to workon
Each session: Introduction/explanationfollowed by workshop in which the wholegroupgetsan insightintoeachothers’ projects, helpeachother and each person structures his/her ownwork.
Homework: In the evening, ownwork to be done.
Nextday: Presentation of ownwork, feed-back from courseleader and discussionwith and assistance from group.
Caution: Nobodywillbegood at this from the beginning, everybody must beable to adapt to comments and critique, and weshallworktogether.
Outcome: Everybodywill have a well-structuredarticlewhen the course is over.
Continued assistance: If youwish, and your supervisor allows it, youcancome back for further assistance afterwards.
You must beable to put up with the workshop format.
You must develop the ability to look at yourownwork at a distance and accept the help of others.
Youneed to keepyour head clear.
You must bewilling to adaptthissystematic approach.
The detailswillprobablybenoproblem, as most of youprobablyarenerds, anyway
You ”know” how to do it
Youcanworkwithothersin a smart way
WELCOME TO THIS COURSE!