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Writing It Right: Strategies For An Effective Research Manuscript

This workshop offers information on how to effectively prepare your manuscript for publication.

The first half covers the principles of writing effective opening sections (title, abstract and introduction) for your journal manuscript.

The second half covers the principles of writing compelling Methods, Results and Discussion sections for your journal manuscript. The basis of dealing with references in your journal manuscript (when, where and how should references be cited?) is also briefly outlined.

Learning Objectives

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Crafting an effective title for your journal manuscript
  • How to write a good abstract
  • Effectively structuring and writing your introduction
  • What to do and to avoid when drafting your Methods, Results and Discussion sections in your manuscript
  • Examples of signals to use to effectively deliver your message in each of these sections
  • Common problems encountered in the Methods, Results and Discussion sections
  • References: when, where and how to cite them
At the end of the workshop, attendees should understand the basis of effective writing for a scientific manuscript from the beginning to end. A series of exercises reinforces the concepts imparted.

Target Audience

Administrators, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals starting out in scientific research and preparing a manuscript for submission to a journal.


  • 13 Jan 2021 *on web-conferencing platform*
  • 07 Apr 2021
  • 13 Oct 2021


9.00am to 12.00pm (3 hours)
Registration starts from 8.30am

Course Fees

Free for SingHealth Staff & $100 for non-SingHealth Staff
Note: A fee of S$150 will be levied for no-show participants.

Class Size

30 - 40 pax


The Academia, 20 College Road


SingHealth Academy


Dr Ng Heok Hee

About the Trainer:
Heok Hee is currently the managing editor for the Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. He received his PhD in Biology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has extensive experience in research and scientific writing. He has published 200 papers in scientific journals, six chapters in five books, and 25 articles for popular magazines.

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