Publication Seminar Ust Src 2006

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Publication Seminar Ust Src 2006

  1. 1. Wrong or Write? Publishing Thoughts to Ponder Rodwin Santos Oloresisimo
  2. 2. Outline 21 Tips to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills Writing Abstracts Proper Referencing Some Writing Myths & Facts
  3. 3. 21 Tips to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills 21 Tips to Improve Your Technical Writing Skills
  4. 4. 1. Know your audience and write for that specific audience WritingTips
  5. 5. 2. Your editor is not here to teach you basic grammar and spelling WritingTips
  6. 6. 3. Do not turn in a first draft! WritingTips
  7. 7. 4. Get and use stylebooks WritingTips
  8. 8. 5. Avoid abusing word forms WritingTips
  9. 9. 6.  Do not use more words where fewer will do WritingTips
  10. 10. 7.  Use an outline to organize your ideas and writing WritingTips
  11. 11. 8.  Think about the structure of paragraphs WritingTips
  12. 12. 9.  Pay attention to tenses WritingTips
  13. 13. 10.  Captions should not merely name a table or figure, they should explain how to read it WritingTips
  14. 14. 11.  When citing a reference, focus on the ideas, not the authors WritingTips
  15. 15. 12.  Show us, don't tell us WritingTips
  16. 16. 13.  Write about your results, not your tables, figures, and statistics WritingTips
  17. 17. 14.  Focus on real hypotheses, not statistical hypotheses WritingTips
  18. 18. 15.  Develop a strategy for your Discussion WritingTips
  19. 19. 16.  Introductions and conclusions are the hardest parts — plan on spending a lot of time on them WritingTips
  20. 20. 17.  Break up large projects into small pieces and work on the pieces WritingTips
  21. 21. 18.  Make your writing flow and resonate WritingTips
  22. 22. 19.  Use word processors effectively and back up your work religiously WritingTips
  23. 23. 20.  Take editorial comments seriously WritingTips
  24. 24. 21. Limit the use of prepositional phrases at the start of sentences and limit the use of ‘the’ WritingTips
  25. 25. Writing Abstracts Writing Abstracts
  26. 26. An abstract is a mini-thesis Abstracts
  27. 27. 1. What was done? 2. Why was it done? 3. How was it done? 4. What was found? 5. What is the significance of the findings? Abstracts
  28. 28. Proper Referencing Proper Referencing
  29. 29. 1. Author’s Name 2. Year 3. Title of Publication 4. Place of Publication 5. Publisher Book Bibliography
  30. 30. De la Cruz, Johnny. 2003. Being a Filipino . Manila: UST Publishing House. (De la Cruz 2003) or De la Cruz (2003) Bibliography In-Text Bibliography
  31. 31. De la Cruz, Johnny, and Santos, Pedro. 2003. Filipino Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow . Manila: UST Publishing House. (De la Cruz and Santos 2003) or De la Cruz and Santos (2003) Bibliography In-Text Social Research Center. 2003. Defining Christian Economics . Manila: UST Publishing House. (Social Research Center 2003) or Social Research Center (2003) Bibliography In-Text Bibliography
  32. 32. 1. Author’s Name 2. Year 3. Title of Article 4. Title of Publication 5. Volume / Number Journal Article 6. Page/s Bibliography
  33. 33. De la Cruz, Johnny. 2003. “Being a Filipino,” in Pinoy Chronicles . v5/n10:22-25. (De la Cruz 2003) or De la Cruz (2003) Bibliography In-Text Bibliography
  34. 34. [Do not include in the Reference List. Citation is made in running style as shown in the In-Text below. ] “ An editorial in the Varsitarian , 12 June 2002 took the position…” Bibliography In-Text “ In his article on the Philippines in the 12th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, de la Cruz averred that…” In-Text Newspaper or Encyclopedia Article Bibliography
  35. 35. 1. Author’s Name 2. Year 3. Title of Publication [online] 4. Place of Publication 5. Publisher Internet Article 6. [Date Cited] 7. Web Page/Site/Internet Address Bibliography
  36. 36. De la Cruz, Johnny. 2003. “Being a Filipino,” in Pinoy Chronicles [online]. Manila: UST Publishing House. [cited 12 June 2002]. Available from World Wide Web: (http://www.ust.edu.ph/src/delacruz12a.html/) (De la Cruz 2003) or De la Cruz (2003) Bibliography In-Text Bibliography
  37. 37. Some Writing Myths & Facts Some Writing Myths and Facts
  38. 38. 3 Common Misconceptions 1. Writing is Easy 2. Some People are Natural Writers 3. Writing Stems from Inspiration WritingTips
  39. 39. Steps to Good Writing a. Prewrite b. Write c. Proofread & Edit d. Rewrite WritingTips
  40. 40. Thank You

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