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CUT TO THE CHASE: 12 Steps to a Publishable Writing Style for ESL Writers

Informational Overview Seminar
February 11, 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Workshop Series
February 18; March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29; May 20, 2011
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Mary Golden, Certified ESL Instructor

If you’re an ESL writer dedicated to producing more and better work for publication, this program is for you! Offered in seven, 2-hr mini sessions, this workshop includes individual development plans, tools/strategies, skill development, reviews of award-winning papers, guest speakers, practice sessions, and personal coaching all designed to help you learn how to:

  • Develop effective writing techniques while maintaining your own personal style.
  • Work through grammatical challenges common to your particular language group.
  • Identify and eliminate patterns of errors in your writing.
  • Determine the appropriate amount of detail necessary to support your findings.
  • Overcome structural problems that interfere with clear communication.
  • Design sentences as forms that carry content.
  • Prioritize corrections and identify errors that can be left to a journal’s post-acceptance copy editors.
  • Work with a writing mentor.
  • Choose writers to read and emulate.
  • Transform your writing into a CAFÉ (Concise, Accessible, Fluent, Eloquent) personal writing style.
  • Expand from writing only for your peers to communicating science to the public.
  • Develop and follow a writing plan that enhances your career

Mary Golden is a certified ESL instructor, a science editor for ESL authors, chief editorial assistant for the Monthly Weather Review, founder of CommSci in 2003, and a contributor to Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, and Atmospheric Scientist by David M. Schultz (2009).

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