What You Need to Know about Information Flow in Research Writing
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
12:00pm - 2:00pm
We know good research writing when we see it. Skillful research writers understand their readers, guiding them through their texts so that the intended meaning is clear and reading is almost effortless. How do they do this? We may think that clarity is a matter of grammatical accuracy, but this is not enough to produce a well-written paper. Drawing on research on scientific writing, this interactive workshop will introduce you to how language and rhetorical strategies are used to guide readers through a text, to ensure that the logic is clear, and to meet reader expectations. These aspects of research writing will be brought to light through analysis and discussion of published biomedical papers.
Workshop participants are encouraged to have one of their own papers or abstracts available so they can apply what is discussed to their own writing.
Audience: Early-stage faculty researchers/authors and faculty for whom English is not their first language who are interested in getting assistance with their scientific writing.
This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.