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Scientific Writing Series Session Two

Scientific Writing Series Session Two

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  • 1. Anatomy of a Manuscript Office of Clinical Research Presented by: Kenny Fountain, PhD candidate, Department of Rhetoric Mary Knatterud, PhD, Department of Surgery Liz Fine, MLIS, Bio-Medical Library April 20, 2007
  • 2.
    • Function and purpose
    • Title, subheads, paragraphs
    • Tables and graphs
    • Bibliographies
    • Question-and-answer session
    Office of Clinical Research Agenda
  • 3.
    • Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
    • 1. Define the function and purpose of a manuscript
    • 2. Effectively write titles, subheads and paragraphs
    • 3. Develop tables and graphs
    • 4. Develop bibliographies
    Office of Clinical Research Learning Objectives
  • 4.
    • I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation.
    • I have no financial relationships to disclose.
    Office of Clinical Research Kenny Fountain Disclosure Information April 20, 2007
  • 5.
    • Anatomy = Relationship between Form & Function
    • Writing = Relationship between Form (/Genre) and Function (/Purpose)
    Office of Clinical Research Anatomy & Writing
  • 6.
    • Understand the genre/function relationship
    • Know the purpose & function for each section of your paper
    • Consider what readers will do with each section
    • Analyze (or dissect) other research articles
    Office of Clinical Research Genre/Function Approach
  • 7.
    • Understand the genre/function relationship
      • What genre are you writing in?
      • What is the purpose of that genre?
    • Know the purpose & function for each section your paper
      • What is the purpose for each section?
      • How does each section function for that purpose?
    Office of Clinical Research Genre Function Questions
  • 8.
    • Consider what readers will do with each section
      • What are the readers’ purposes for reading?
      • How does each section function for your readers?
    • Analyze (or dissect) other research articles
      • What are the major sections?
      • How does each section function in the article?
      • What is interesting or beautiful about the article?
      • What is odd (or anomalous) about the article?
    Office of Clinical Research Genre Function Questions
  • 9.
    • I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation.
    • I have no financial relationships to disclose.
    Office of Clinical Research Mary Knatterud Disclosure Information April 20, 2007
  • 10.
    • I
    • M
    • R
    • A
    • D
    Office of Clinical Research Title, subheads, paragraphs
  • 11. Office of Clinical Research
  • 12. Office of Clinical Research
  • 13.
    • Scaphoid fracture
    • Scapholunate dissociation
    • Trapezial ridge fractures
    • Hamate hook fracture
    • Triquetral fracture
    • Metacarpal collateral ligament rupture
    • Sagittal band rupture
    • Flexor digitorum profundus avulsion
    • Lunate dislocation
    • Radial collateral ligament ruptures
    • Use a thorough evaluation to ensure detection
    Office of Clinical Research “ Detecting commonly missed hand and wrist injuries”
  • 14.
    • EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • DIAGNOSIS
    • TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
    • ROAD MAPS AND DRUG DOSAGES FOR CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS AGAINST MALARIA
      • Vaccines; any hope yet?
      • General advice to the American travelers
    • CONCLUSION
    Office of Clinical Research “ Malaria: Current Diagnosis and Management and Advising the American World Travelers”
  • 15.
    • Why in children? Pathophysiology
    • Who are the culprits?
    • Clinical Presentation
    • Differential Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Recurrent and chronic OM
    • Summary
    Office of Clinical Research “ Otitis Media: Determining Its Origin”
  • 16.
    • EXPAND
    • COMPARE
    • CONTRAST
    • EXPLAIN
    Office of Clinical Research Connect sentences and paragraphs logically: Deftly use transition words and phrases
  • 17.
    • Orient your reader at the beginning of each sentence and paragraph
    Office of Clinical Research Title, subheads, paragraphs
  • 18.
    • Use the colon and the single dash to point the reader ahead
    Office of Clinical Research Title, subheads, paragraphs
  • 19.
    • Be consistent so your reader is not confused:
    • Echo key terms throughout
    Office of Clinical Research Title, subheads, paragraphs
  • 20.
    • I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation.
    • I have no financial relationships to disclose.
    Office of Clinical Research Liz Fine Disclosure Information April 20, 2007
  • 21.
    • All visual displays (tables, charts, graphs, etc.) function as evidence and explanation
    • What is the purpose of this visual display?
    • How does it function in my article?
    • What does the reader need to see/know?
    • How will this display function for the readers?
    • What types of visual displays are published in this journal?
    Office of Clinical Research Tables and Graphs
  • 22. RefWorks
    • Web-based citation manager provided by the Libraries
    • Create databases of citations by importing references or entering manually using a template
    • Web-based account can be shared with collaborators
    • Automatically insert references in papers and generate bibliographies in all major styles
    • References can be transferred to other citation manager programs, or exported into a text file
    Office of Clinical Research
  • 23. Getting help with RefWorks
    • Upcoming RefWorks Workshop:
      • Wednesday, April 25th 1:00-2:00
      • AHC Learning Commons (5th floor Diehl Hall)
      • Register on Bio-Medical Library's home page (left sidebar)
    • Well documented on U of M RefWorks page ( http://www.lib.umn.edu/site/refworks.phtml )
    • Help menu inside RefWorks program
    • Contact a librarian for help!
    Office of Clinical Research
  • 24.
    • Think about the genre you’re using
    • Think about the function of that genre
    • Know your readers
    • Pay attention to your title, subheads, and paragraphs
    • Use transitions and topic sentences
    • Write sections that you have information for first
    • Know your table’s purpose and how the reader will use it
    • Take advantage of RefWorks
    Office of Clinical Research Top Tips