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Writing in STEM: Rewriting for Clarity in Complexity

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Writing at the graduate level involves bringing complex and technical ideas together, through layers of description, causation, correlation and more. Articulating this complexity in writing is difficult and requires many drafts and revisions to first elicit the core ideas and then refine them to be cohesive and comprehensive; this workshop draws on research into thesis-drafting and linguistics to share ways of understanding how to build complexity through language without overwhelming the reader. With this framework, you can better understand how to move your drafts from descriptions of discrete elements to elaborated articulations of complexity; and importantly, you’ll understand how to unpack your complexity when needed.

Facilitator: Dr. Jodie Martin is an educational linguist specializing in academic writing, who currently works as an Academic English Lecturer in the Science stream at Vantage College.

Date & Time: Thursday, July 28, 2022: 10:00am – 12:00pm PT

Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Dodson Room

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication does not record workshops or share workshop slides.

Questions about this event? Please contact the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication: cwsc.info@ubc.ca