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A tool in learning about the academic writing process and a path to informing & improving your writing

Scholarship and publication are the hallmarks of academic excellence in many disciplines within higher education. Success in scholarly writing, as evidenced in publication in peer-reviewed journals, can lead to promotion, tenure, research funding and recognition from one's peer.

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Casting a Vision

In this session our focus will be on the intentionality that should accompany not only your scholarly writing pursuits, but also the way you approach your academic career.  During  the video segments,  group  discussions, applications and reflections we will begin to address some important questions to consider as you begin focusing on your scholarly writing: Where do you want to go? What are your goals? How will you know if you reach them? Who can help you along the way? What strategies and techniques may to prove to be helpful? What tools do you need?  Where do you need to grow? 


Integrity & Compliance

A number of ethical issues can arise during the academic research, writing, and publishing process. These include plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of data, conflicts of interest, appropriate treatment of human subjects and animals in research, confidentiality, and issues with collaboration and authorship. In this session we will review some of these important issues that you should consider as you undertake both your research and your scholarly writing. We will explore these issues and make suggestions of strategies you can employ to overcome compliance obstacles and integrity issues in you


Developing a Scope & Timeline

An essential element of the scholarly writing process that is undervalued and often overlooked is the planning process. In this session you will learn how to develop a scope of work and create a realistic timeline that can assist you becoming a productive scholarly writer. 


The Writing Process

This practical session will present and discuss the nuts and bolts of writing, including the typical sections journal articles and how you can approach each one. You will gain some important tools that can help you in your own writing, help you stay focused and on target through your first draft.


Mechanics & Editing

While the mechanics of scholarly writing vary based on the discipline and field of specialization, there some commonalities among most journals. In this session we will discuss some of the basic mechanical issues journal authors face. We will also help you overcome these issues. After this session you will have new strategies to objectives edit your own writing and also skills that will help you work with a proofreader or editor who is reviewing your work prior to submission.


Submitting Your Manuscript

In this final session in the series we will talk about about how to communicate with journal editors and prepare your manuscript for submission. We also talk about the typical review process used by most refereed journals. Finally, we'll discuss some ways you can frame rejection and we'll support you with strategies that can help you work with an editor to  make corrections and changes to your article prior to publication. 


Register to Receive Access to this Program

Once we receive your registration, we’ll send you the code to access the materials. There’s no cost, but our sponsors require that we track those who register for the course.

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We will email access information to you within five business days (beginning October 1, 2018)

This program was developed in partnership with the University of Duhok in Iraq.

It was funded by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).