References

For courses on writing of research papers

Scientific writing course, 25-27 August, Oslo, 2020: The 3-day course on writing research papers was a breath of fresh air in a world of too broad and general writing courses. The tools learnt are useful for improving on the paper’s content and structure, but stand out in how they allow the user to zoom in and identify, understand and improve concrete shortcomings in e.g. sentence structure and wording. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to up their paper-reading-and-writing game! Øystein Dunker, PhD applicant

Å delta på kurset har gitt meg konkrete verktøy og økt forståelse av hva som må til for å skrive gode akademiske tekster.  Anbefales! (Kristiane M. Hansson, PhD-kandidat Senter for medisinsk etikk, UIO). English translation: To participate in this course has given me concrete tools and increased understanding of what is needed to write good academic texts.

The 3-day writing course given by Kari Skinningsrud, was inspiring as well as practical. For me, being at the beginning of my PhD-project, it was really helpful to learn a new browsing technique, to get useful tips on which words to choose depending on which message Iwant to communicate, andhow to formulate that message effectively and concisely.

I now have a whole new list of words to avoid, pinned on the wall over my desk. I would recommend this course to anybody, irrespective of experience. Because, as we learned in the course, there is always room for improvement. Thank you!

Barnelege, PhD-kandidat. OUS, Rikshospitalet.

3-day course, Oslo 2019: This course is useful for all young researchers and PhD students to be a critical reader and organized writer. It focuses on critical reading and  planning for writing manuscripts; especially working on outlining of your paper  will ease your writing, help you to be consistent and to provide proper context. I personally learned useful information during these three days. From an anonymous post-doc at UiO

3-day course, Tromsø 2018: This course is very informative and points to issues that are generally overlooked, ignored or not thought of. Jaya Kumari, associate professor at Norges Fiskerihøgskole, University of Tromsø

1-week course, Bergen 2017: The participants thought the course was very relevant. There was a good balance between lectures, group work, time for discussion and questions. They especially liked concrete advice and tips that they can use directly in their writing, and the variation between seeing the big picture and small details like grammar and choice of words. The course met their expectations and they would recommend it to others. Associate professor Una Ørvim, Institute for Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen

1-week course, Oslo 2016: Very good exercise in disposition of the writing process, clarifying your findings and making them interesting to read. Gastroenterologist Ingrid Prydz Berset, Ålesund sykehus, 2016

For a course on writing grant applications

3-day course, Zambia 2018 https://en.uit.no/prosjekter/prosjekt?p_document_id=537922

University of Zambia. The presentation has made me interested in searching for grants. I have never applied for a grant, but now I feel I can be able to try and do so. Maureen Masumo, Department of Nursing Sciences

University of Zimbabwe. Excellent and enlightening workshop. Rudo Nyamakura, PhD candidate and lecturer at the College of Health Sciences

The sessions were captivating. I benefitted a lot from the discussions as we shared information to enhance chances of getting grants. Augustine Ndaimani, DPhil student, College of Health Sciences

It was a big eye opener.  Judith Musona-Rukwez, DPhil student Department of Nursing Science.

Associate Professor Margaret C. Maimbolwa at the School of Nursing Sciences, University of Zambia also participated in the course and agreed to all the statements above.