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GPSC483 - Editing Principles for Graduate Students

Do you want to improve the organization of your writing but don’t know where to start? Do your professors or colleagues tell you that your written assignments lack clarity, and you need some help to fix the problem? Editing Principles of Graduate Students will explore editing techniques that help identify and correct problems with organization and clarity in your writing projects.

This workshop is divided into two sections. In the first section, the focus is on the theory behind editing principles and it includes looking at rearranging, adding, and deleting information, as well as coherence, language adjustment, redundancy, use of adverbs, and transitions. For the second section, participants will be asked to prepare and share a short written sample (1-page long) with the class, and will receive feedback from both their peers and the workshop leader. Participation in both days is mandatory.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop will take place over two classes. For the second class, participants will be asked to prepare and share a copy of their writing for peer review. If they fail to do so, students will not be allowed to attend the class, thereby resulting in a charge of non-attendance for both workshop sections.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Correct most common errors in writing,
2. Improve the logic of their writing through the concepts of rewriting, editing, and proofreading,
3. Recognize where and how breaks in logic in writing occur,
4. Overcome these breaks in logic by adjusting language, eliminating superfluous terms, removing redundancy, and using adverbs carefully, and
5. Give and receive peer feedback on samples of writing.

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Antonio Crespo.
Antonio is a passionate learner, a lover of the skies, and an enthusiast of human behavior studies. He holds two bachelor degrees, BSc Aeronautical Sciences and BSc Social Sciences (Sociology, Political Science), and a Master degree in Computer Science. Throughout more than 25 years working with the Armed Forces and the Aviation Industry, he was assigned to several technical, military, managerial, executive and diplomatic positions, which includes a mandate in one of the specialized United Nations organizations. As a researcher, he has been actively working with Artificial Intelligence for the last eleven years. Antonio is currently conducting two AI related research projects, the first one targeting machine learning and sustainable development, and the second one focusing on aircraft automation and autonomy. He is also a Graduate Science Teaching and Learning Fellow, within a Concordia CTL program aimed at the enhancement of STEM learning processes.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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