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GPSC26 - Writing Compelling Abstracts

Abstracts are an essential part of most academic writing. Being able to compose a concise, accurate, and attractive abstract is an essential skill for graduate students. Abstracts allow you to promote your work to a broader audience by making it easier for others to understand your work, and by increasing your chances of successful conference and journal submissions.

This workshop presents information to help you understand the contents and purpose of abstracts as well as essential writing strategies for crafting a summary of your work in the abstract format. The workshop includes activities that allow students to acquire writing strategies in an interactive environment, benefitting from peer feedback to your work.

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, students will be able to:

1. Describe the contents and purpose of effective abstracts
2. Produce an abstract summarizing their work
3. Edit abstract drafts to decrease wordiness and enhance clarity

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Pamela Tudge.

Pamela Tudge thinks of herself as part food nerd, part academic, and part environmentalist who really loves design and art that makes her think deeper about the world. As a PhD candidate in the Individualized Program, Pamela is exploring critical design as a methodology to investigate historic and contemporary domestic practices around food and waste. Pamela, has worked for over 15 years in the fields of climate science, education and the arts. She also holds a MA in Geography from UBC and a BA-Honors in Geography and Environmental Studies from the UVic.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.


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