How to build a thesis: A dialogic approach
Building argumentation always requires effort, and it is especially true if you are writing in a foreign language.
Argumentation is the core of a research article. Building argumentation always requires effort, and it is especially true if you are writing in a foreign language.
That is why we raised this issue again. In the AWC workshop this week, the speaker Melvin Hall offered his approach to developing an article’s thesis in the form of a dialog with the research community. Melvin shared a strategy for analyzing theses in various disciplines. He demonstrated rhetoric techniques and language that will allow the author to build his or her thesis into an ongoing discussion. Melvin offered texts from seven different disciplines for analysis.
The participants appreciated interactivity and the opportunity to analyze an article from their field:
- “The speaker was fully aware of how diverse the audience would be in terms of disciplinary affiliation, so he made sure everyone was reading texts in his or her field and made the best of the workshop.”
- “I was always told by my Ph.D. supervisors to discuss an issue dialogically, but I was always curious HOW? Now I've got the answer!”
- “The approach of the speaker to let the listeners participate was awesome, it was very engaging.”
We invite you to our next workshop on machine-assisted human translation technologies and other smart instruments in the field of research writing. More information and registration here.