The Academic Writing Center ran a face-to-face workshop on constructive criticism in the academic context with our speaker Heather Belgorodtseva.
Abstract is the first and often the only description of a study that potential readers see; therefore, it plays a crucial role in promoting your research. This is why we chose writing an abstract as the topic of the first face-to-face workshop in a long time.
On October 20-22 the AWC team members took part in the IV international conference "Academic Science Communication: Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Scholars in a Multidisciplinary, Multicultural Context" organized by the National Writing Centers Consortium (NWCC).
This question is always tricky. Even if you ask a native English speaker why they use this or that article, the answer could often be “I just feel it.” Extremely unpredictable, meaningful, and impactful in terms of creating a certain context, articles can confuse even the most proficient non-native speakers.