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Graduate Writing Workshop Tools

Graduate Writing Workshop,Summer 2021

Resources from Camp Presentations

Links to resources from the June 7 & 21 writing camp presentations

Topic: Professional Writing

Regarding clarity and precision

Laplante, P. A. (2012;2011;). Technical writing: A practical guide for engineers and scientists. CRC Press. https://library.umd.umich.edu/verify/fwd.php?https://doi.org/10.1201/9781466503090

Thomas, D.D., (May/June 2021). The pen is mightier than the brain. Intercom.stc.org., 68(3), 36 – 39. https://www.stc.org/intercom/2021/05/the-pen-is-mightier-than-the-brain

Technical/Science Writing Website—Writing Instructional videos

Alley, M. (n.d.), Films on writing as an engineer or scientist. Craft of Scientific Writing. https://www.craftofscientificwriting.com/ --- (n.d.).

Tutorial on grammar in scientific writing. Craft of Scientific Writing. https://www.craftofscientificwriting.com/

Regarding resumes and cover (pain?) letters

Ryan, L. (2016, Apr 25). What’s a pain letter? It’s a job-seeker’s secret weapon.  LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-pain-letter-its-job-seekers-secret-weapon-liz-ryan/

(2017, May 18).How to write a pain letter, step by step. Forbes.com.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/05/18/how-to-write-a-pain-letter-step-by-step/?sh=d9b6b3165035

Spencer. L. (2012, Sept 21). How to write a great resume and cover letter. [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAthQKLhBTs

Statements of Purpose

Glen Maye, L., & Oakes, M. (2002). Assessing suitability of MSW applicants through objective scoring of personal statements. Journal of Social Work Education, 38(1), 67-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2002.10779083

Samraj, B., & Monk, L. (2008). The statement of purpose in graduate program applications: Genre structure and disciplinary variation. English for Specific Purposes  27(2)  193-211  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esp.2007.07.001 

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