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Abstract Writing Workshop (115)
13 juin 2018 - COMPLET / FULL
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Gretchen Bakke
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 :
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.
University of Geneva
Timing: 9 am - 1 pm
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.