Dear ?Abstract writing? course participants.
I would li to take the opportunity to wish you all Happy New Year.
In 2 days we will start the course and I would like to give you some general and hopefully useful information.
The course on Scientific Abstract Writing contains video lectures, quizzes, supporting materials and 2 assignment for you to complete. The length of the theoretical part divided in 5 modules is about 80 min in total. However you will need to plan time to read the additional materials and write your abstracts. All 5 modules will be open for 3 weeks and each of you can go through the modules in own pace. The course is self-paced but you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic in the forum.
Please report all issues, comments or questions in the forum and we will make sure that they are promptly addressed.
Please see below the approximate schedule for the next 7 weeks:
- open all 5 modules with total length of 80 min from 07.01.2016
- open the first assignment on 22.01.2016. The participants will have 9 days to upload their abstracts: 22-31.01.2016 (more information/instructions will be given prior to the date)
- the participants will have 10 days to do 2 peer reviews: 01-10.02.2016 (more information/instructions will be given prior to the date)
- open the second assignment on 11.02.2016. The participants will have 4 days to upload of the second assignment: 11.02-14.02.2016 (more information/instructions will be given prior to the date)
- the participants will have 7 days to do 1 peer review: 15.02-21.02.2016 (more information/instructions will be given prior to the date)
- the participants will have 1 week to completed the final course survey and wrap up: 22.02-28.02.2016
So all together we have 7 weeks: 6 weeks for theoretical modules and assignments and 1 week for final closure of the course. Of course we are flexible and if we see that people need more time we can always adjust and extend the deadline if needed.
If you have any questions or comments please let us know.
(Edited by Rodrigo Filipe - original submission Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 11:06 AM)