A Seat at the Table: Joining the Academic Conversation

Thea Koerner House (Graduate Student Centre) 6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC), Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) and the Graduate Student Society invite research-based master’s students to an on-campus writing retreat. The in-person retreat includes an opening panel on strategies for fostering your scholarly identity, dedicated quiet time to write together and one-on-one writing consultations with the CWSC. We […]

Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Lay summaries offer researchers opportunities to increase the visibility and accessibility of their research and thus invite public dialogue. As a way to promote science communication, many open access journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do scholars communicate specialized research to non-specialist […]

Writing a Literature Review: Mapping the Scholarly Conversation

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Literature reviews accomplish several purposes for scholars writing up their research study, or research story, in order to summarize the scholarly conversation. In the introduction to a research article, research paper, or thesis chapter, for example, writers review research in order to provide readers with relevant background context to situate the current study. But how […]

Citation Practices in Academic and Professional Writing

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

All too often, citation is approached by students as a frustrating obstacle on the path to completing a writing assignment, rather than as an intellectual pursuit in its own right. Academic writing involves a complicated process of text integration, rather than mechanically following the rules of a particular style guide. No matter the citation style […]

Abstracts: Communicating Research Findings With Brevity and Concision

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Abstracts play a vital role in the communication of research. Studies show that abstracts are the most frequently read part of a research article: abstracts help researchers determine whether or not to read the entire study. But how do writers communicate the relevance and legitimacy of their research to members of the discipline, and beyond? […]

Research Article Conclusions: Wrapping Up and Looking Forward

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The research article is the most privileged form of publication in which academics present their intellectual contributions. As such, research article conclusions offer writers several final opportunities to engage with readers in this high-stakes writing situation. With conclusions in mind, the facilitator explores some of the organizational patterns of research articles written in English, while […]

Writing a Grant Proposal

Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person - See Description Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Researchers who study academic writing across the disciplines offer a number of evidence-based models for the macro-structure of research grant proposals. This writing workshop draws on that body of research to produce a versatile, malleable, and dynamic model or heuristic to help solve the problem of what a grant proposal achieves and how. Facilitator: Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for […]