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Objectivity and Evaluation in STEM Writing
April 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In STEM writing, researchers and their audiences value objectivity. However, in academic writing, objectivity is not the same as neutrality. For example, STEM writers must evaluate the existing literature, methods, and findings of others as accurate/inaccurate; positive/negative; strong/weak; and so on. This workshop looks at how STEM writers evaluate others while preserving a stance of objectivity that aligns with disciplinary norms and conventions.
Sophie MacDonald, PhD candidate in the Mathematics Department, Writing Consultant for the CWSC, Graduate Facilitator at CTLT. Sophie’s mathematics research involves developing and analyzing games and puzzles motivated by signal processing problems.
Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Dodson Room and on Zoom. Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day prior to the workshop.
In-Person Perk: Following the workshop, participants have the opportunity for a brief one-on-one writing consultation with the facilitators.