BOOST YOUR READING SKILLS in 5 DAYS!

Online workshop

from 30 July to 3 August 2019

Learn to deal efficiently with your scientific literature


  • If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of scientific literature...
  • If you forget what you have read...
  • If your reading is desperating slow....
  • If you don't know how to take notes on literature...
  • If you are dealing with procrastination or have organisation problems...

This course if for you, no matter in which field you are preparing your PhD: this course will definitively help you to improve your reading skills.

You will learn basic techniques every student should know - but surprisingly, they are not taught by universities.

What will you know after attending
 this course?

  • You wil know how to find relevant information fast by determining what you need.
  • You will be able to understand your texts quicker reading in an active way.
  • You will stop wasting invaluable time and energy by setting reachable goals.
  • You will retain the content of your texts.
  • You will increase motivation to bring more energy to your readings.
  • You will know how to make yourself immune to distractions by deepening focus.
  • You will know how to break out the passive reading habits by becoming an active reader.
  • By the end of this course, dealing with montains of scientific literature will          become a manageable task. 

What former participants say about the course

Rachael,  PhD Student- Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Institute of Nanotechnologies

​THE COURSE has saved me from wasting invaluable time and energy

After completing the training  Dealing with scientific literature: efficient reading and good note taking habits with Martha, I can honestly say that the quality of my day-to-day work as a PhD student has improved. This course was a game changer! I am so much more efficient in reading, setting realistic goals, and finding the important sections of the text! It has saved me from wasting invaluable time and energy. I think that at the end of my PhD, I will still say the most important decision I made during my research was to enroll in this course!

Lesia, PhD in Biophysics, University of Strasbourg

you will save time thanks to tips and tricks learnt during this course

I highly recommend PhD students to join this course. Yes, you need some time to do it, and PhD students never have time, but if you are reading my text till this point, means you can find time to do this course, it’s worth it! You will see how later you will save your time thanks to tips and tricks learnt during this course. Particularly I liked the way how Martha gives her exercises. She is like a “magician” that can read the mind of PhD student. While giving some task she said directly what we should not do and what we should not think. And it was exactly what PhD students have in their mind in that moment. At least me I had, and some others based on their Facebook feedbacks. Afraid to lose important information, reading several times the same article trying to understand it, losing motivation while reading. This course is for you!   Read more...                                                                                                                                                                 

ILIAS, PhD student in Biomass Combustion, Rabat, Morocco 

I feel now more than satisfIED about my efficiency in reading MY scientific papers

 In 5 days I learned a lot of tips and methods that helped me to organize and clarify my work, and I feel now more than satisfied about my efficiency in reading my scientific papers, it is really a very interesting course, I recommend it for all the PhD students, 5 days can make you feel the difference and helps you to make your work strategy more efficient.   Read more...                                                                                                                                                                 

​Naji Salah-Eddine Phd student in Finance, Casablanca, Morocco

​To end the loneliness, try this revolutionary experience

Start preparing a PHD, is to undertake a long journey. Dealing with many articles and books is not something easy, especially when you do both, having a full time job and preparing PHD. That requires vast amounts of commitment in terms of mental effort and time. After a while under the pressure and stress. I feel lost without any visibility or targets. But now that I attended this course, I have acquired many tools to refocus my approach and my efforts. I learned a lot of techniques of reading and synthesize information.   Read more...                                                                                                                                                                 

How much does the course cost?
175 € (+ VAT of your country)
or 2 x 90 € (+VAT)

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

30 days trial

  • You have 30 days for trying the course.
  • What happens within this period of time if you think the course does not help you to reach your goal? Show me that you have done all the exercises but they did not help you, and I will reimburse you the course fees.  And of course you can keep the course materials you have gathered.  

When is the next course?
from Tuesday 30 July to Saturday 3 August 2019

How does the course work?

  • The course is project-based: you will work on your own research project using your own scientific literature.
  • The course consists in 5 basic techniques every researcher should know. They will help you to improve tremendously your way of working.
  • Each exercise session will last about 90 minutes.
  • Each exercise is explained step for step in a video.  The PDF of the exercise can be downloaded.
  • You can do the exercises whenever you want. 
  • You  have access to a forum (closed Facebook group) where you can ask questions and share experiences with other participants and me. I will be present during the whole week.
  • After the course, you still have access to the course platform for 1 year.

What is the content of the course?

  • Unit 1: Increase your reading speed by reading actively
  • Unit 2: Increase memorization and let pass information from the short-term memory in the long-term memory & Take notes on literature
  • Unit 3: Stop jumping from one text to another and find what you really need
  • Unit 4: Stop getting lost into details: transform your text into a graph for better understanding and memorization
  • Unit 5: Keep a good overview on your bibliographical research

Other testimonials



Meriem, PhD student in Mining Environment, Rabat

​I was in a dark tunnel and she gave me a torch to walk forward

As a first-year PhD student, I started my research by collecting scientific articles and books related to my research field. However, with their increasing number, I found myself confused as I didn’t know how I should read all of them efficiently. Luckily, I found Ms Martha’s workshop and it helped me a lot. Read more...                                                                                                                                                                        



Anne-Marie, PhD student in Eucation Sciences, Montpellier 

 THIS COURSE HELPED ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT

​After learning about reading techniques, I feel more efficient in finding key messages quickly.  This course also gave me the opportunity to improve how to manage my writing and helped me feel more confident. This kind of course should be offered to all students needing to write projects, thesis... Thank you very much Martha!                                                                                                                                                                           

How much does the course cost?
175 € (+ VAT of your country)
or 2 x 90 € (+VAT)

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

30 days trial

  • You have 30 days for trying the course.
  • What happens within this period of time if you think the course does not help you to reach your goal? Show me that you have done all the exercises but they did not help you, and I will reimburse you the course fees. And of course you can keep the course materials you have gathered.  

​Aziz RACHID, ​Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering and​​ 3rd year PhD student at Ibn Tofail University of Kenitra, Morocco


​A GREAT SERVICE TO DOCTORAL STUDENTS

I followed with great enthusiasm your course during the five days. I find it very interesting and very useful. I admit that you have a great educational touch. Thanks to this course, you will be able to render a great service to doctoral students from all over the world, the majority of whom have difficulties to reorganize their reading and scientific research.I can not find the words to thank you for all your efforts. You are very helpful, thank you so much dear MARTHA.



Mohamed Nadour​, PhD student in ​Electrical Engineering at the Higher National School of Computer Science and Systems Analysis, Rabat, Morocco

dealing with tons of papers seems no longer to be an overwhelming ​task

​In addition to everything that has already been said, what I like the most about this course is that dealing with tons of papers seems no longer to be an overwhelming and a stressful task. In fact, with the techniques that has been shown throughout the courses it sounds like having fun.  I've really enjoyed the experience. The course was clear, concise, complete and accurate. Thank you Ms Martha for your time and effort, and for being such an amazing person.

Nisa, PhD Student in Oceanography, University of Gdansk, Poland

reading efficiently is not reading sentence by sentence

After joining this course, I found that reading efficiently one article is not reading sentence by sentence. I liked the Reading Technics which were offered in this course by Martha.   Read more...                                                                                                                                                                 

​EL OUADRASSI, PhD Student in Materials Science, Tangier, Morocco.


I highly recommend any PhD student to take this course. Instructive, clever, clear, helpful...

Now that I attended this instructive course, I discovered new great techniques and methods that combine reading and note-taking to retain the most helpful and useful information of your texts, as well as setting your goals for your research, getting a clear view of what you need to do from now on. As a first year PhD student myself, I highly recommend any PhD student to take this course. Instructive, clever, clear, helpful...                                                          

How much does the course cost?
175 € (+ VAT of your country)
or 2 x 90 € (+VAT)

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

30 days trial

  • You have 30 days for trying the course.
  • What happens within this period of time if you think the course does not help you to reach your goal? Show me that you have done all the exercises but they did not help you, and I will reimburse you the course fees. And of course you can keep the course materials you have gathered.