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Telling the Story of Your Research in Academic Contexts
Students in academia frequently hear: “be aware of your audience,” “write for your reader.”
But how do you actually do this?
Join me for a deep dive into the issue of narration in academic writing. Let me help you understand the “plot” of academic research and how to tell the story of your research, regardless of your field. This workshop will enable you to make deliberate decisions about the use of:
·Active or passive voice
·First or third person
·“Signposting” (telling the reader what to expect)
Guided exercises will help you understand how to narrate your own projects using the conventions of your field.
Tell the story of your research with confidence and clarity.
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|Section 1: Laying the Groundwork|
Lecture 1: IntroductionPreview
Orienting the ReaderPreview
Recognizing the "Plot" of Research NarrativesPreview
Establishing the Territory of Your Project
|Section 2: Moving the Reader Through the Text|
Using "Voice Markers" to Narrate Your Research
Choosing and Using Active and Passive Voice
Taking the Reader With You
My passion is helping graduate students and faculty use writing to express their scholarly interests. Nearly all scholarly projects are grounded in writing, yet writing is rarely explicitly taught at advanced levels. My personal and professional mission is to make excellent writing instruction and coaching available to graduate student and faculty writers. I consult with individuals and institutions in the U.S. and abroad to support scholarly writing. I did my undergraduate work at Reed and Lewis & Clark Colleges and earned my Ph.D. in English at Rutgers University. You can find more about my work online.