Designed for...

…master’s students, medical and health sciences graduate students who are about to start or have just started their dissertations, and others at the beginning of their research careers, including those who do have not yet selected a research project.


3 hours


My standard rate for teaching is 1530 CHF/Euro per day, or 1000 CHF/Euro per half-day. A full day of teaching includes 6 hours of teaching in the classroom, excluding breaks (e.g., coffee, lunch). For work outside Switzerland, clients also pay travel expenses.

This course can added to the cycle of core courses or mixed and matched with any elective to create a full-day or multi-day program.

Assembling a submission package is sometimes challenging if you haven’t prepared ahead for the variety of tasks involved. I provide a checklist for final submission and explain how to write a proper cover letter to showcase your scientific accomplishment. If you have written a good article and have submitted it to the right journal, you are likely to receive a notice of acceptance pending minor or major revisions.

Responding to reviewers is both a science and an art. Responses are highly structured, formal documents that must also strike the correct tone; many authors find writing a response an intimidating exercise. This course outlines best practices in structuring a response to a request for major or minor revisions and addresses questions about how to resolve conflicts between reviewers, handle comments that seem uninformed or confusing, admit errors gracefully, and refuse suggested changes if they are inappropriate.  It covers when and where an author should thank a reviewer, when they should or should not apologize, and how to walk the line between being courteous and obsequious.

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