Course "Writing Academic Articles: Strengthening Your Chances for Publication"
This eight-session course will support writers as they build their knowledge and skills of the publication process, academic article genres, and accompanying documents. The course will include significant peer work and feedback from instructors as participants write and revise. By the end of the course, writers should be able to feel confident about what is expected in an Introduction and how it connects to the other parts of an IMRaD, including Title and Abstract. Upon completion, they should also have a polished draft of an article introduction and accompanying submission materials.
Pre-requisite: to join the course, writers in the sciences and social sciences must have completed enough data collection to be able to write about their findings. Humanists must have completed enough scholarship to clearly articulate the original contribution of their research.
Ron Martinez, Ph.D., is Associate Editor of the Oxford University Press journal Applied Linguistics. Dr. Martinez has lectured on subjects related to vocabulary and writing at several universities, including the University of Oxford and UC Berkeley, and his current research interests center on English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) and English Medium Instruction (EMI). Now at the University of Arkansas, Ron is working on implementing new writing for research publication support programs for international students.
Talinn Phillips is Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Writing & Research Center at the College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University (USA). She holds an M.A. in TESOL & Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in English Rhetoric and Composition from Ohio University. Talinn teaches various courses at Ohio University including Writing and Rhetoric and Developmental Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English and has authored a number of research publications. Talinn’s scholarly interests include rhetoric and composition, multilingual writing, graduate writing, lifespan writing research, and writing centers.
Dates: March 31 - May 19 on Thursdays, 17:00-20:00
English level requirement: B2-C1
How do I get accepted? You should be a full-time employee from teaching or research staff at the HSE.
The course is offered on a competitive basis. Please, fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). It should specify your research field and theme and include your experience of writing research papers in English. Please describe the difficulties you have faced when writing a research article and explain how new skills are relevant to your teaching and/or scientific career.
For more information on how to write a strong motivation letter, please read the AWC blog.