Course "Preparing a Manuscript for Publication"
The purpose of this highly interactive, four-session course is to explore the steps involved in preparing a manuscript for publication in an English-language scholarly journal. Each session will have a theme; however, all sessions will include individual and peer-feedback activities that help participants strengthen the advanced English-language writing skills expected in their own fields. In addition to the four workshop sessions, participants will have the optional opportunities to engage in three 1-hour asynchronous interaction sessions with each other and to have one-on-one meetings with Dr. Leslie for individualized feedback.
The goals of the course are for participants to enhance their professional writing competencies and apply these competencies to preparing a manuscript for publication in a scholarly journal.
NB: Participants will be required to have a working draft that they would like to adapt and revise for publication. (This draft can be a previously submitted and rejected manuscript, an old graduate-school course paper, or a chapter or unpublished manuscript from a graduate thesis.)
Session 1: Fulfilling the Expectations of Scholarly Journals
Session 2: Building on Writing Models
Session 3: Intensive Revision Strategies and Applications
Session 4: Intensive Peer-Feedback Strategies and Applications
Trainer: Leslie Dupont, Ph.D., earned her degree in Rhetoric, Composition, and Teaching of English in 1999. She is also an experienced editor and writer, having published two textbooks on writing. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Leslie is especially suited to her roles as both a writing coach and an English Language Specialist to scholars and professionals across cultures and disciplines. Over the years, she has worked with populations from across disciplines, cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, gender identities, and ages in both higher education and the private sector. At present, she works directly with students, staff, and faculty in the College of Nursing at the University of Arizona. Leslie is experienced in individual, small-group, and large-group teaching and workshop contexts, both online and in person. She is strongly committed to inclusivity and individual empowerment. Through teaching and coaching, Leslie takes a strong mentoring approach, encouraging independence and confidence in writing.
Dates: Nobember 8 - 29
English level requirement: B2+
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). Please describe your experience of preparing research articles in English and the difficulties you have faced. Explain how the new skills are relevant to your teaching and / or research.