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WriteTEL: Session3


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WriteTEL: Session3

  1. 1. Writing your paper
  2. 2. WelcomeSession overview Length – 1 hour Presentations and activitiesGround Rules Raise hand for urgent questions Use chat for general questions and activities Arriving late/leaving early
  3. 3. Learning outcomesAt the end of this workshop, you will:be able to approach the process of literature review;be able to produce a draft of your paper;appreciate the purpose of, and be able to write, an abstract.
  4. 4. Last session, we looked at...Different types of papersThe basic structure of a paperSome tips for getting startedAny questions?
  5. 5. The literature reviewA critical summary and synthesis of key relevant research that informs your paperShows that you know your field and provides a context for your workHighlights points for discussion laterUse reputable sourcesIt is fine to disagree, but provide evidenceStart broad then focus
  6. 6. Activity: getting up to speedIn the chat window, share any ideas you have for quickly getting up to speed in an area in order to write a literature review section.
  7. 7. Possible ways...Read a meta-reviewTalk to a librarianTalk to colleagues in the fieldRead the latest bookRecent conference proceedingsReview for key referencesSystematic review
  8. 8. Writing the first draft... (1)Have a specific time-limited target (e.g. a conference or journal).Write an outline (and stick to it).Write first, review later.Write in a way that suits you: Add approximate word counts to sections. Reward yourself. Have a routine (and stick to it). Work with others (writing or peer review).
  9. 9. Writing the first draft... (2)Remember, you don’t have to write in order the paper will be read.Use figures and tables (when appropriate).Regularly check your line of argument.Ensure you revisit your literature/questions.Have a break after you’ve written the first draft!
  10. 10. What does an abstract say?What is the purpose of this paper?What is the context of this paper?What did you do?What are your key findings?Why is this important?
  11. 11. Some tips on writing the abstractStick to the word limitStick to conventions (e.g. structure, citations)Summary, not teaserThe first line is very importantBe clear and to the pointRead other abstracts – which ones make you want to read the paper