Seminar: Scientific Writing

Date: Thu. 21 Nov, 2013 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Location: Workman Center
Dr. Sharon Sessions of the Physics Department will present a seminar titled, "Writing is Hard: Organizational Tools For Getting It Done Anyway." Academic writing is necessary, yet many journal articles, grant proposals, theses and dissertations remain incomplete or unwritten entirely by authors who struggle to find the right words or the right time to get them done.  Reflecting on her  own struggles has helped Dr. Sessions identify specific road blocks in my writing--and ways to overcome them. The key to writing is organization, but strategies for organization vary depending on whether you are organizing your references materials (How was this paper relevant again?), your thoughts (Where do I start?), or your time (What time?). In this talk, Sessions will present different tools she has discovered to organize materials, thoughts, and time to become a more productive writer. 4 p.m. in Workman 101. All are welcome.