Writing well does not have to be painful, but it does involve a little sweat: it comes down not to natural ability but to effort at learning the skill. In this workshop, we will internalize several accessible, guiding principles of good science writing by revising various breeds of bad examples. We will apply these principles to important conventions such as figure captions, abstracts, and section organization. Our aim will be to leave with a firm plan for communicating your research in concise, dynamic, and impactful prose.
- Scientists at any stage in their career seeking to improve their prose style as well as their skills in communicating about writing. Both native English speakers and non-native English speakers are more than welcome.
- Alicia Williams
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- 1:30 p.m. Part 1: Building a consensus about effective science writing, Alicia Williams
- 3:00 p.m. Refreshments
- 3:30 p.m. Part 2: Work-shopping revisions to improve writing skills, Alicia Williams
- 5:00 p.m. Wrap-up