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Abstract Writing Workshop

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
EC-1, Homer Babbidge Library

This workshop focuses on the abstract as both a genre and as a stage in the writing process that allows writers to express the main ideas of their arguments in crystallized form. Conferences or journals often ask for contributors to submit abstracts of their research studies, and W course instructors at UConn sometimes request that students sum up their projects in brief. We will consider the basic conventions of abstract writing, focusing on higher order concerns such as addressing your audience, explaining your methodology, clearly stating your original contributions, and contextualizing your research; we will also, albeit to lesser extent, address stylistic issues such as concision and clarity. Come prepared to participate in discussion and interactive exercises. Undergraduates, graduate students, and non-native English speakers are all welcome.

Contact:

gradwriting@uconn.edu

Writing Center (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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