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Titre

Abstract Writing Workshop (115)

Dates

13 juin 2018 - COMPLET / FULL

Lang EN Workshop language is English
Organisateur(s)
Intervenant(s)

Dr Gretchen Bakke

Description

The "Abstract" is a very particular genre of writing that, though rarely taught, is absolutely essential to scholarly life. The fact that it has genre conventions - which can be learned - is complicated by the fact that abstracts are often aspirational. We are asked to write them about things we haven't done yet, don't know enough about, or simply dream of accomplishing. An abstract is thus a very solid form for either a) summarizing in very simple terms something that is intensenly comple (a doctoral thesis) or b) expressing something mysterious, yet desired (e.g. a proposal for a conference presentation). Abstracts also come in many different lengths: 300 carachters, 250 words, 500 words, 1 page, 10 pages etc. yet the basic structure for each is the same. This structure can be learned, and with practice can be mastered.

 

Learning outcomes :

In this workshop :

  • We will use existing abstracts from the social science to figure out the necessary elements of an excellent abstract. This work will be done in small groups with instructor participation.
  • We will practice writing abstracts of different lenghts about something we have already done (an article or essay or chapter we have written). We will workshop these and rewrite them several times over the course of the workshop, in order to practice improving our own capacities at summary.
  • We will write a "real" abstract for something we'd really lik o do, like a conference presentation or a grant application.

Benefits include demystification of the abstract as a set (but rarely taught) form of scholarity pplication. Playful, practiced participation - as an abstract - of projects we'd like to undertake, and a clear sense of the difference between a very good and a pretty bad abstract.

Lieu

University of Geneva

Information

Timing: 9 am - 1 pm

Frais

Participants are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train between the city of their university and the location of the workshop (half-fare card, 2nd class). A reimbursement form will be supplied to all registered participants for this workshop.

Places

15

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