Have you ever been told your writing isn’t clear? Then join us for this hands on workshop where you'll learn key strategies for improving the clarity of your scientific writing (ex. research articles, proposals, conference papers, dissertation chapters). The workshop will showcase these strategies in an interactive presentation with examples from published writing. Then attendees will have the opportunity to revise their own work or work in peer review with guidance from the presenter and staff from the Graduate Writing Lab. Attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of their own writing to revise during the workshop.
This workshop helps develop core skills for research writing vital for all graduate engineering students. Whether you are working on an NSF GRFP, a research paper or your dissertation, you'll be able to apply these strategies in your work at UVA and beyond.
About the speaker: Nathan Sheffield is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Public Health Genomics at UVA. He earned his Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics from Duke University in 2013, and now leads a research group using computational methods to understand large-scale epigenomic data. He has spent several years developing and presenting training materials to help scientists improve their writing skills.
The Clarity Workshop: Strategies for Revising Scientific Writing with Nathan Sheffield, Ph.D.
A Graduate Writing Lab Workshop