A student guide to proofreading and writing in science Congratulations to Human Science professor Jason Tilan, who together with former GU colleagues J. Welcome to our new and improved website. Teaching writing is about quality, not quantity; the focus is on preparing students to write better papers Myth: We hope these resources will inspire you.
Scientific writing requires a distinct style and tone, whether the writing is intended for an undergraduate assignment or publication in a peer-reviewed journal. We now offer sections for faculty teaching first-year writing and for those whose courses fulfill the Integrated Writing requirement, as well as a variety of resources for all faculty who include writing in their courses.
Here, we present a collection of common undergraduate student writing mistakes and put forth suggestions for corrections as a first step toward proofreading and enhancing readability in subsequent draft versions.
Teaching writing means assigning more papers Reality: You can teach writing by using course readings to examine how people in your field produce and share knowledge, make arguments, and use specialized language, formulas, or evidence Myth: Our students would write well if only they could get the grammar and mechanics right Reality: Teaching writing means I have to assign long, formal papers Reality: Teaching writing means teaching editing and grammar Reality: Teaching writing takes time away from teaching content Reality: Hyatt and Elisa Bienenstock, has just published an article based on their work on a core Integrated Writing course, Physiological Adaptations.
Myths and Realities Myth: Sherry LinkonDirector of the Writing Program, Teaching writing means much more grading time Reality: Teaching writing or proofreading is not common in university settings. Additionally, we propose specific strategies pertaining to word choice, structure, and approach to make products more fluid and focused for an appropriate target audience.
Teaching writing means I have to read and comment on everything my students write Reality: David LipscombDirector of the Writing Center, Reading Writing Group — Fall Join your colleagues this fall for a series of discussions about teaching writing.
Teaching writing can involve short, low-stakes writing assignments, presentations, and multimedia projects Myth:For more information about Georgetown University in Qatar, check out our bilingual e-brochure. Programs; Academic Services; The Writing Center; About. MISSION.
The McCourt School Writing Center aims to help students succeed as writers in the McCourt curriculum and as policy professionals.
This mission embodies two core ideas: first, that clear writing demands and enables clear thinking; and second, that for participants in the public decision process, effective writing is a foundation of professional growth and personal influence.
The Georgetown University Writing Center is a free writing resource open to all Georgetown students. Graduate and undergraduate students trained in teaching writing are available to assist you at any stage of the writing process.
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The legal profession of the twenty-first century is driven by an increasingly global economy and rapid technological advances, yet basic research and writing skills are still the lawyer’s essential stock in trade.
These pages, and others listed in this site, are some of the hundreds of new and innovative materials available on the challenges of academic writing, peer editing, and review.Download