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ELI 620: Dissertation Writing and Writing for Publication I

Permission of Instructor Required

This course is designed for PhD students who are engaged in a major writing project as a part of their program. It focuses on the academic genres that PhD students are expected to produce, such as:

  • Papers for publication (abstracts, introductions, and discussions)
  • Conference abstracts
  • Manuscript reviews as well as correspondence with journal editors and reviewers

Participants develop the skills they need to handle complex writing tasks such as creating a research space, imposing order on previous work, maintaining a clear, consistent argument, writing to different audiences, and negotiating knowledge claims. Integral to the course are regular one-on-one consultations with the instructor. 

(2 credits)