Today’s workshop focuses on the final steps in revising, editing, proofreading and polishing the structure and content of research paper. By drawing on the learning resources and actively engaging in class discussion and independent and small group exercises, you will address the following questions:
What is the purpose of the title of a research paper? Why is a good title important?
How can you draft a better title?
What is the purpose of the abstract? Why is a strong abstract important?
What elements must be included in an abstract to serve that purpose?
How do revision, editing and proofreading differ?
What is reverse outlining? How might this strategy help you verify the alignment of your argument?
Can you use reverse outlining to revise one section of a research paper;
What is line by line editing? Why is this one of the last acts of revision?
How might software like Grammarly help you proofread your research paper for spelling, grammar and punctuation?
How do you address feedback on your academic writing?