Sample One-Day Masterclass
Nature Masterclasses face-to-face training can vary from one-day to three-day. Below is an example of a one-day masterclass agenda.
Nature Masterclasses face-to-face training can vary from one-day to three-day, depending on your institution's requirements.
For a one-day masterclass we recommend 6-8 modules, which will be covered in short lectures, and 2-4 activities. We'll work with you to put together an agenda based on your needs.
Below is an example of a one-day masterclass:
09.15 What Makes a Great Paper
What top-tier journal editors look for in a manuscript, with examples from Nature publications
10:00 Activity 1: You’re the editor!
10:30 Figure Presentation
Choosing an appropriate format for your data and best practices
11.15 Activity 2: Displaying data
12:00 Elements of Writing Style
Golden rules of writing and structuring the text in your paper
12:45 Q&A with the editors
14.00 Titles and Abstracts
Creating an engaging title, what to avoid, plus abstract templates you can apply to your own writing
14:45 Activity 3: A review of participants’ abstracts and titles (provided in advance)
15.30 From Introduction to Conclusion
What to include in (and exclude from) each section, common pitfalls, and how to create a narrative flow
16.00 The Editorial Process and Peer Review
What happens to papers once they’ve been submitted, and a crash course in peer review
16:45 Recap and Q&A with the editors
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