Join us as we explore free software for exploring writing in engineering. Go beyond a basic thesaurus and see how to get contextually specific answers to language questions and use corpus tools for editing and revising your own work. These tools allow you to specify the type of writing you want to focus on and explore real-world examples with data-driven approaches. We will walk through a few features and how they can be used for specific purposes and help us understand the language used in engineering writing. We will focus on engineering research articles and abstracts but the procedures can be used on a variety of types of writing.
Attendees should plan to download and install the free software (see links below) before the workshop and bring an internet enabled laptop in order to follow along. To get the most out of the workshop, attendees may want to have a folder of pdfs or text files related to the type of writing (for example research articles from a target journal) they will be doing and if available, also a folder of their own writing.