Technical Writing workshop

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Slides for a Technical Writing workshop taught for The University of Akron's McNair Scholars program, to help undergraduate students prepare for graduate school.

June 2012

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Technical Writing workshop

  1. 1. Writing Workshop 5 June 2012 Your Host: Tabitha Martin
  2. 2. Overview O Introductions O Writing in Grad School & Beyond O Individual Writing O Group Writing O Presentations O Questions
  3. 3. Do you feel prepared for these types of writing? How might they be similar or different than the writing you’ve already done?
  4. 4. Writing is a Process O Preparation O Research O Organization O Writing O Revision
  5. 5. *Organizing & Revising are the Bookends of Writing* O With them: O Without them:
  6. 6. Different Writing Different Rules
  7. 7. 1. Conclusions Academic Writing Evidence Technical Writing Conclusion Conclusion Evidence
  8. 8. Your Turn! “Sell” Yourself to a Prospective Employer O Be sure to write for your audience O Put yourself in their shoes! O Tell your story (the relevant version)
  9. 9. Take a Break!
  10. 10. Science Writing Considerations O Clarity O Concision O Detail-oriented O Reproducible!
  11. 11. Considerations O Make it clear & easy O What kind of prep is involved? O Details! O Step by step O Think of when you learned how to do this
  12. 12. Evaluation O Were the steps clear & easy? O If you didn’t already know how to do this O O O O activity, could you after this? Were there too many steps? Too few? Were they too complicated? Were any steps skipped over? Assumptions?

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