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Reviews

At the end of each course, we ask participants to what extent their learning objectives were met. 1=very poor, 10=very good. We have listed the averages and comments for a series of courses below.

April 2019

PAO Farmacie Utrecht

8.5

Pros

  • short linear plan
  • freewriting
  • finding the right journal
  • dealing with writer’s block

Cons

  • laptop not needed
  • mindmapping
  • freewriting

Nov 2018

PAO Farmacie Utrecht

8.7

Pros

  • practical and useful
  • techniques to keep focusing
  • tips and tricks for structuring the article
  • excellent and crystal clear explanations
  • I enjoyed the interactive excercises

Cons

  • structuring by section
  • explaning the publication game

Nov 2017

PAO Farmacie Utrecht

9.4

Pros

  • Step 6
  • Writing articles for target journal
  • Switching off my phone
  • Playing the publications game

Cons

  • The article that I could not read
  • I am not sure if I like to mindmap

Nov 2016

PAO Farmacie Utrecht

8.7

Pros

  • preparation
  • setting the brief
  • interactive learning style

Cons

  • hard to tell, all parts of the course had a specific aim

Jan 2016

MSc students Patient Safety Eindhoven

8.6

Pros

  • the magic number
  • improving structure
  • freewriting

Cons

  • I needed more time to mindmap

Nov 2014

PAO Farmacie Utrecht

8.8

Pros

  • freewriting
  • excellent coursebook
  • tips for dealing with co-authors
  • designing a plan
  • targeted to the audience (fellows in hospital pharmacy

Cons

  • None
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Apr 2014

Department of General Practice VU Medical Centre

8.3

Pros

  • setting the brief
  • storyboarding and mind mapping
  • structuring the article

Cons

  • the exercise with the Martian

Jan 2014

Department of Rheumatology Maastricht UMC

 

8.5

Pros

  • setting the brief
  • excellent tips and tricks, even if you are not ready to start writing
  • practical exercises
  • mindmapping!

Cons

  • less interested in micro editing techniques

Jan 2014

Junior Doctors Utrecht Medical Centre

8.8

Pros

  • choosing the right target journal
  • excellent tips and tricks, even if you are not ready to start writing
  • practical exercises
  • negotiation skills for dealing with co-authors and bosses

Cons

  • there was not enough time to get feedback on my own article
  • everything was useful!

Nov 2013

National Institute for Public Health and Environment

9.3

Pros

  • understanding the publications game
  • defining the key message

Cons

  • the final stages of writing
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Nov 2013

Department of Orthopaedics Utrecht Medical Centre

9.2

Pros

  • general outline of an article
  • this course had “very easy to use” information
  • clear, focussed and comprehensive!

Cons

  • the worksheet with common problems
  • the Martian

Jan 2013

Open course Utrecht

8.3

Pros

  • info on the publications game
  • general outline of an article
  • the importance of message

Cons

  • the mindmap did not work for me

Nov 2012

Open course Utrecht

8.9

Pros

  • evidence-based writing techniques
  • top down structure paragraphs
  • structuring the bit
  • useful methods

Cons

  • can you be more specific

May 2012

Open course Utrecht

8.8

Pros

  • free writing techniques
  • doing market research

Cons

  • nothing
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May 2012

Utrecht University

8.4

Pros

  • the focus on journals
  • editing techniques of own paper
  • reflection on my own role as an author

Cons

  • structure of the article