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Anatomy of a Manuscript Office of Clinical Research Presented by: Kenny Fountain, PhD candidate, Department of Rhetoric Ma...
<ul><li>Function and purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Title, subheads, paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Tables and graphs </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Define the function...
<ul><li>I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>I have no financ...
<ul><li>Anatomy = Relationship between Form & Function </li></ul><ul><li>Writing = Relationship between Form (/Genre) and ...
<ul><li>Understand the genre/function relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Know the purpose & function for each section of your ...
<ul><li>Understand the genre/function relationship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What genre are you writing in? </li></ul></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Consider what readers will do with each section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the readers’ purposes for reading? ...
<ul><li>I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>I have no financ...
<ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>M </li></ul><ul><li>R </li></ul><ul><li>A </li></ul><ul><li>D </li></ul>Office of Clinical Res...
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<ul><li>Scaphoid fracture </li></ul><ul><li>Scapholunate dissociation </li></ul><ul><li>Trapezial ridge fractures </li></u...
<ul><li>EPIDEMIOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>DIAGNOSIS </li></ul><ul><li>TREATMENT AND PREVENTION </li></ul><ul><li>ROAD MAPS AN...
<ul><li>Why in children? Pathophysiology </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the culprits? </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical Presentation <...
<ul><li>EXPAND </li></ul><ul><li>COMPARE </li></ul><ul><li>CONTRAST </li></ul><ul><li>EXPLAIN </li></ul>Office of Clinical...
<ul><li>Orient your reader at the  beginning  of each sentence and paragraph </li></ul>Office of Clinical Research Title, ...
<ul><li>Use the colon and the single dash to point the reader ahead </li></ul>Office of Clinical Research Title, subheads,...
<ul><li>Be consistent so your reader is not confused: </li></ul><ul><li>Echo key terms throughout </li></ul>Office of Clin...
<ul><li>I will not discuss off label use and/or investigational use in my presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>I have no financ...
<ul><li>All visual displays (tables, charts, graphs, etc.) function as evidence and explanation </li></ul><ul><li>What is ...
RefWorks <ul><li>Web-based citation manager provided by the Libraries  </li></ul><ul><li>Create databases of citations by ...
Getting help with RefWorks <ul><li>Upcoming RefWorks Workshop:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday, April 25th 1:00-2:00 </li...
<ul><li>Think about the genre you’re using </li></ul><ul><li>Think about the function of that genre </li></ul><ul><li>Know...
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Anatomy of A Manuscript

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

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