Scholarly and Professional Communication: Other Topics for the Advanced - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – Scholarly and Professional Communication: Other Topics for the Advanced PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 6fb99b-NDE4M



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Scholarly and Professional Communication: Other Topics for the Advanced

Description:

Scholarly and Professional Communication: Other Topics for the Advanced Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH Texas A&M University bgastel_at_cvm.tamu.edu Overview Writing review ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:18
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 21
Provided by: BGa46
Learn more at: http://www.iseepi.org
Category:

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Scholarly and Professional Communication: Other Topics for the Advanced


1
Scholarly and Professional Communication Other
Topics for the Advanced
  • Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH
  • Texas AM University
  • bgastel_at_cvm.tamu.edu

2
Overview
  • Writing review articles
  • Writing letters to the editor, editorials, and
    book reviews
  • Supervising the writing of a thesis or
    dissertation
  • Writing recommendation letters for study in the
    United States
  • Mentoring others in their writing

3
Review Articles
  • Review articlean article summarizing the
    literature on a topic
  • Popularity of review articles with
  • Graduate students
  • Practitioners
  • People changing research areas
  • Others
  • High citation rates of some review articles and
    review journals

4
Tips Preparing to Write a Review Article
  • Check beforehand whether an editor might be
    interested.
  • Carefully define the scope of the article.
  • Search the literature thoroughly and
    methodically. Keep a record of your search
    strategy.
  • Perhaps have a librarian help you.
  • Perhaps have criteria for including articles.
  • Consider recording information on standardized
    forms.

5
Two Structures for Review Articles
  • Subtopic-by-Subtopic (with a subheading for each)
  • Modified IMRAD
  • Introduction
  • Methods used to search and analyze the literature
  • Results (findings of the search)
  • Discussion

6
Tips Writing a Review Article
  • Organize the article carefully.
  • Stay focused.
  • Integrate what you found do not merely catalogue
    it.
  • Because the audience may be broad, write
    especially clearly.
  • Double-check the text and references for accuracy.

7
Opinion Pieces for Journals
  • Some types
  • Letters to the editor
  • Editorials
  • Book reviews
  • Other
  • Should present well-informed opinion

8
Letters to the Editor
  • Used mainly to comment on recently published
    articles (post-publication peer review)
  • In some journals, used to report briefly on
    research
  • Sometimes used for other purposesfor example, to
    make an announcement or share a humorous
    observation

9
TipsLetters to the Editor
  • If a letter is commenting on an article, submit
    it soon after the article appeared.
  • Follow the journals instructions re length,
    number of authors, number of references,
    allowance of a figure or table, etc.
  • Be focused and concise.
  • Maintain a polite, professional tone. Avoid
    sarcasm.

10
Editorials
  • Generally written or invited by one or more of
    the editors at the journal
  • Perspective editorialsprovide context for an
    article in the same issue
  • Persuasive editorialsargue for a specific
    point of view
  • Sounding boardssimilar to editorials but
    initiated by readers

11
TipsEditorials
  • Keep focused.
  • Consider the audience, and organize the editorial
    to be persuasive.

12
Book Reviews
  • Book reviewan article describing and evaluating
    a book (or some books)
  • Some functions of book reviews
  • Helping individuals and libraries to identify
    suitable books
  • Acquainting readers with highlights of books that
    they might not read
  • Providing feedback to authors and publishers

13
TipsPreparing to Write a Book Review
  • If you have a conflict of interest, do not review
    the book.
  • In general, read the book thoroughly.
  • If the book isnt suitable to read cover to cover
    (for example, if its an encyclopedia), sample it
    in a thoughtful way.
  • Take notes as you read.

14
Examples of Questions to Consider Addressing in a
Book Review
  • What is the goal of the book?
  • Of what does the book consist?
  • What is the background of the author(s)?
  • What are the strengths of the book?
  • What are the limitations?
  • How does the book compare with related books?
  • Who would find the book useful?

15
Supervising the Writing of a Thesis or
Dissertation
  • View this role as a chance to help the student
    develop writing habits and writing skills that
    will be of lasting use.
  • Try to ensure that expectations are clear.
  • Emphasize
  • Integrating writing into ones work schedule
  • Pacing a writing project
  • Organizing writing carefully
  • Revising writing thoroughly

16
Supervising the Writing of a Thesis or
Dissertation (cont)
  • Help the student develop publishable material as
    part of the thesis work or dissertation work.
  • Help the student avoid dissertationese
  • Excessive use of passive voice
  • Overly extensive quoting of others
  • Pompous wording
  • Long, convoluted sentences
  • etc

17
Supervising the Writing of a Thesis or
Dissertation (cont)
  • Encourage the student. Be alert for signs that
    the student is becoming discouraged, and
    intervene to keep the student motivated.
  • Help the student to avoid or effectively cope
    with conflicting advice from different committee
    members.
  • Help the student to experience the satisfaction
    of having written well.

18
Writing Recommendation Letters for Study in the
United States
  • If possible, accept the request only if you can
    write a strongly positive letter.
  • Obtain materials and information to usefor
    example
  • Any forms to complete
  • A description of the item being applied for
  • A curriculum vitae or resume of the applicant
  • Examples of the applicants work

19
Recommendation Letters A Format
  • First paragraph name of candidate what the
    candidate is applying for
  • Second paragraph how you know the candidate
  • Next paragraph or two your assessment of the
    candidate (try to be specific generally avoid
    any negative comments)
  • Final paragraph summary

20
Mentoring Others in Their Writing A Few Ideas to
Consider
  • Emphasize writing as a process, not a product.
  • Emphasize revision.
  • Offer examples of writing to use as models.
  • Share some of your experiences, including
    challenges you faced.
  • Review writing line by line with author present.
  • Remember to praise as well as criticize.
  • Join in celebrating the persons successes.
About PowerShow.com