Once you’re ready to submit your manuscript to the target journal, an important task remains – writing a convincing cover letter. You’re telling the editor why he or she should read the manuscript carefully, send it out for peer review and, ultimately, publish it. It is essential that you make good use of this opportunity to catch his or her attention and explain the novelty, relevance and interest of your findings. In this online webinar, we will look at how to write a clear and convincing cover letter and at how to strike a delicate balance between neither under- nor overplaying your findings.
Feedback is one of the best learning experiences: Participants of Module 2 will be given individual feedback on their texts in order to strengthen their future cover letters.
Module 1a: Writing a strong cover letter (1 hour)
Module 1b: Language and style: Writing clearly and concisely (1 hour)
Module 2: Feedback (1 hour)
It is possible to participate in Module 1 only.
Target audience: Doctoral candidates, postdocs and clinician scientists
Maximum number of participants: unlimited for Modules 1a and b, 3-4 participants per group for Module 2, max. 6 groups
Methodology: Input by trainer, Q&A, writing and editing own text, feedback.
Module 1a and b: come prepared with questions on the topic
Module 2: write (part of) a cover letter (1/2-1 page A4). Your text will be proofread/edited by two/three other students and the trainer and discussed in the session.
Please check that your PC meets the requirements beforehand (microphone, camera, Internet connection).
Module 1: April 13, 2021, 9.30-12.00 a.m.
Module 2: 1 hour by arrangement: April 19/21/22, 2021
For module 1 0.3 CP and for both modules 1 CP for transferable skills training can be credited.