March 5, 2010

Western Academic Writing: Getting Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal

Western Academic Writing: Getting Published in a Peer-Reviewed Journal workshop on February 26, somewhat unexpectedly drew a large and engaged audience. The participant group was fairly diverse: from inexperienced students to scholars with publication record.

The workshop was conducted by by CRRC-Armenia DI and MT Program Manager Jenny Paturyan, with the aim to provoke the participants into thinking about western academic style, as it is reflected in written form. Is different from what we in Armenia are used to? Does it challenge us to adjust our writing style? There probably are no definite answers to these questions but it is worth thinking about them. The discussion at the workshop was a testimony that some thinking did take place.

A more tangible goal of the workshop was to provide participants with some practical advice on writing structure and style, useful tools, and sources of further information. To prevent the workshop from being just a “talk in the air” the participants were asked to provide samples of their writing in advance to be used for practical exercise during the seminar. Three people were bold enough to do so. Hopefully they found at least some of the comments raised at the workshop useful. The truth is – it is always easier to edit someone else’s work, rather than your own, and it is probably the best exercise to improve one’s own writing skills.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

I have an idea: how about we add useful writing related tips to this forum :-)
Here's one sent around just today (thank you Hans)

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

On a more serious note: those of you interested in this topic should also pay a close attention to the previous one: e-resources orientation. There were questions at the workshop about finding electronic journals. That's part of e-resources CRRC can provide you with

Arman N. Begoyan said...

Hi everyone!

Here is the lynk to APA Style

http://www.apastyle.org/

Arman N. Begoyan said...

Sorry!

Must be:
http://www.armanbegoyan.narod.ru/
downloads/apastyle.zip

P.S. dear Admin, please delete previous 2 similar messages )