Manuscript Writing in the STEM Disciplines

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Event Location 

Paetzold Multi-Purpose Room, VGH
899 West 12th ave, Vancouver, BC

Intended Audience 
Research Challenge Team Members

This workshop introduces researchers to the typical organizational structure of a research article in the STEM disciplines, while accounting for variation in disciplinary differences. That is, some conventions and features of academic writing remain constant across STEM disciplines, while others vary to account for discipline-specific norms and expectations of community members. The workshop facilitators draw on evidence-based research to identify some of the similarities and differences in style at both the macro- and micro-levels of the text. 

The workshop includes dedicated time for participants to revise a section of a research article. Workshop facilitators and writing consultants from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are available for peer feedback. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research article underway.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to organize the structure of a research article in the STEM disciplines
  • How to organize the Introduction of the research article
  • How and where to make appropriate claims, according to established disciplinary practices

Speaker: Dr. Patty Kelly is Program Manager of the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) at UBC. Prior to the CWSC, Patty was a faculty member in Arts Studies in Research and Writing at UBC, where her courses focused on introducing undergraduate students to the research culture and writing practices typical of the humanities and social sciences.

Facilitators: Dr. Reena Titoria, Kwesi Yaro

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