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Academic Writing Days

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20. Oct - 21. Oct

Academic writing can seem complicated. Follow our lectures and we will guide you through the labyrinth. No matter what you are studying!

Academic Writing Days

Academic Writing Days

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Academic Writing Days consist of 6 different lectures that are held twice; once in Norwegian and once in English. There will also be one to one drop-in help. Get help with your writing, searching and EndNote questions. And there will be coffee.

The program is available at: https://www.nmbu.no/om/biblioteket/arrangement/utvalgte/node/44016


Academic writing days are arranged by the University Library and the Writing Center.


You can participate both physically in the library, or digitally via zoom (the zoom-link is available through the link above). No need to register, just show up! 


Welcome to you all!

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Library (Veterinary building) and on Zoom
Campus Ås
Published 18. October 2021 - 15:02 - Updated 18. October 2021 - 15:03

Ph.D. Technical Writing Webinar Series - Clarity Part 1

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Webinar
Kl.
11:30 - 13:00

Interactive webinar, group activity and discussion over Zoom to improve your research writing skills.

This semester, the Writing Centre is focusing on technical writing principles that you can apply to improve your research writing. The webinar series is open to all NMBU Ph.D. and Post-Doc candidates. You are welcome to attend even if you are not currently writing a manuscript, kappe, or monograph. Please note, all webninars are offered in English.

Topic: Clarity Part 1
Part 2 of 4 in the Technical Writing Series

Unclear writing is such a pain. As readers, our understanding of meaning, connections, and good ideas turns to confusion, frustration, and exhaustion when writing is unclear. As writers, we do want to leave our readers confused, so avoiding unclear writing means we need to write for readers, not ourselves. The Clarity principle is useful to critique our own sentences and paragraphs, and to revise them as best as possible. By examining our use of voice, interruptions, and flow of ideas from general to specific, we can identify causes of unclear writing and revise our ideas to illuminate them for our readers.

In this Webinar and the following Peer Review Session (Tuesday, 26.10.2021 from 11:30-13:00), we will introduce you to principles of Clarity and show you simple techniques to apply these principles across sentences and paragraphs. The webinar offers a small group excercise to practice and develop clear writing. Peer Review Sessions provide an opportunity to develop your understand and application of writing priniciples to your own research writing, in a supportive group environment.

Each Webinar in the Technical Writing Series offers a 20-30 presentation on selected writing principles, 30 minutes of group activity, and 30 minutes of group discussion with a Writing Advisor. An optional 30 minute Question and Answer Period is provided from 12:30-13:00.

Further resources
Past Webinars are available for you to view on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaCC3Cs3gaQBcRpAVSL-Z0A0n5pr8R9Yg 
SWR100 on Canvas provides more technical writing support: https://nmbu.instructure.com/enroll/FYM3PK 
The It's going to be all write
 Podcast covers more research related topics - available on most streaming services: https://itsgoingtobeallwrite.captivate.fm/
Ph.D. on Track walks you through the entire Ph.D. process: https://phdontrack.net/

Published 6. September 2021 - 12:19 - Updated 6. September 2021 - 12:36

Ph.D. Technical Writing Webinar Series - Clarity Part 2

Webinar
Kl.
11:30 - 13:00

Interactive webinar, group activity and discussion over Zoom to improve your research writing skills.

This semester, the Writing Centre is focusing on technical writing principles that you can apply to improve your research writing. The webinar series is open to all NMBU Ph.D. and Post-Doc candidates. You are welcome to attend even if you are not currently writing a manuscript, kappe, or monograph. Please note, all webninars are offered in English.

Topic: Clarity Part 2
Part 3 of 4 in the Technical Writing Series

This webinar continues with the Topic Clarity. We will examine further causes of unclear writing and apply prinicples to solve unclear writing. We will zoom in on paragraphs, sentences, and sections of sentences to further avoid unclear writing. By the end of this webinar, you will have a better understanding of how you can cut the clutter and keep your big ideas present and clear for the reader.

In this Webinar and the following Peer Review Session (Wednesday, 01.12.2021 from 11:30-13:00), we will introduce additional principles of Clarity and show you simple techniques to apply these principles across sentences and paragraphs. The webinar offers a small group excercise to practice and develop clear writing. Peer Review Sessions provide an opportunity to develop your understand and application of writing priniciples to your own research writing, in a supportive group environment.

Each Webinar in the Technical Writing Series offers a 20-30 presentation on selected writing principles, 30 minutes of group activity, and 30 minutes of group discussion with a Writing Advisor. An optional 30 minute Question and Answer Period is provided from 12:30-13:00.

Further resources
Past Webinars are available for you to view on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaCC3Cs3gaQBcRpAVSL-Z0A0n5pr8R9Yg 
SWR100 on Canvas provides more technical writing support: https://nmbu.instructure.com/enroll/FYM3PK 
The It's going to be all write
 Podcast covers more research related topics - available on most streaming services: https://itsgoingtobeallwrite.captivate.fm/
Ph.D. on Track walks you through the entire Ph.D. process: https://phdontrack.net/

Published 6. September 2021 - 12:26 - Updated 18. October 2021 - 14:53

Ph.D. Technical Writing Webinar Series - Concision

Webinar
Kl.
11:30 - 13:00

Interactive webinar, group activity and discussion over Zoom to improve your research writing skills.

This semester, the Writing Centre is focusing on technical writing principles that you can apply to improve your research writing. The webinar series is open to all NMBU Ph.D. and Post-Doc candidates. You are welcome to attend even if you are not currently writing a manuscript, kappe, or monograph. Please note, all webninars are offered in English.

Topic: Concision
Part 4 of 4 in the Technical Writing Series

Word count matters. When writing to submit manuscripts to a peer-reviewed journal, we always face a word limit. So, being able to say the most about your research topic in as few words as possible can make or break your writing. By applying the principle of Concision, we can root out unnessary words, phrases, and information. Knowing what information to prioritize compared to what is 'fluff', filler, or redundant, we can begin pruning our language to remove the clutter and leave only the most vital words and ideas. This webinar is all about getting to the point in as few words as necessary to make your statement.

In this Webinar, we will introduce you to Concision, show you simple techniques to apply this principles across paragraphs. The webinar also offers a small group excercise to practice and develop your skills in Cohesive and Adhesive writing.

Each Webinar in the Technical Writing Series offers a 20-30 presentation on selected writing principles, 30 minutes of group activity, and 30 minutes of group discussion with a Writing Advisor. An optional 30 minute Question and Answer Period is provided from 12:30-13:00.

Further resources
Past Webinars are available for you to view on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaCC3Cs3gaQBcRpAVSL-Z0A0n5pr8R9Yg 
SWR100 on Canvas provides more technical writing support: https://nmbu.instructure.com/enroll/FYM3PK 
The It's going to be all write
 Podcast covers more research related topics - available on most streaming services: https://itsgoingtobeallwrite.captivate.fm/
Ph.D. on Track walks you through the entire Ph.D. process: https://phdontrack.net/

Published 6. September 2021 - 12:34 - Updated 6. September 2021 - 12:34