Ph.D. Technical Writing Webinar Series - Concision
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.
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.
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/
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