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ASPIRE Module: Practical Strategies in Strong Writing, Fall 2020

Posted by on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in Upcoming BRET Office of Career Development Events .

In this module, experts from the Vanderbilt Writing Studio will teach scientists to become more effective writers. Sessions will focus on understanding reader expectations, foundational principles of argumentative structure, and writing cohesive paragraphs and sentences. A third session will be held that will consist of a hands-on workshop, working with consultants at the writing studio to assist you with a piece of your own work. The practical strategies taught in this module can be applied to all types of documents, from grant applications to peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Module Title: Practical Strategies for Strong Writing

Director: Beth Estes, Ph.D. Academic Support Coordinator of the Writing Studio at Vanderbilt University

**Attendance is limited to 24 participants who can attend both sessions. To participate in the hands-on work shop, attendance at the first two sessions is required–Participation in the 3rd session will not be permitted unless the first two sessions are attended.

Time: 3 sessions, 2:30-4pm

  • Sept 29: Making the Argumentative Moves that Matter in Scientific Writing
  • Oct 6: Making the Moves that Matter One Sentence at a Time
  • Oct 13: Hands-on workshop with Writing Studio Consultants

Class size: 24 students

Registration requirement: 2-6 sentence statement of interest

Registration deadline: Monday September 14, 2020


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