Excellent Scientific Writing
Researchers do not just “do” science, they must write science as well. It stands to reason, then, that writing science is not only data-based, it is language-based. Good data are not enough – the language you use must ensure clear and persuasive transmission of ideas. This webinar will provide some guidance and strategies for writing effective scientific publications using strong and effective language. We will examine the processes of producing a research article, and will give some thought to how research concepts can be made clear through critical thinking and robust writing skills. We will also think about how to construct an effective article title and abstract.
Dr Liz Tynan is an Associate Professor at the James Cook University (JCU) Graduate Research School in Townsville. She teaches academic writing and critical thinking skills to postgraduate students and has particular responsibility for convening the Skills for International Postgraduates (SKIP) program and the Post-Entry Language Assessment (PELA) program. She also has an adjunct associate professor appointment at the College of Arts, Society and Education. She is a former journalist and journalism academic with a background in both print and electronic media. She is co-author of the Oxford University Press textbooks Media and Journalism: New Approaches to Theory and Practice, and Communication for Business. Her popular history, Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story, published by NewSouth, won the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Australia Prize for a Book 2017 and the Prime Minister’s Literary Prize (Australian History) 2017.