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Welcome to Dr Malini Devadas, MD Writing and Editing webinarThe four stages of academic writing
If you are having any issues please let me know so I can try and assist Nicole
PhD candidate in Health at UC
Thank you for letting Malini know where you are joining from at what level you are at :)
What is your biggest problem with academic writing?
waiting for supervisors' feedback takes forever
Finding and making the time what are the problems?
working full time now, 8 to 6, back home with 3 kids, work chores until 10 pm..and then.. flat......
I want to create a diary appointment.
value my time more
Diary appointment and block time
schedule in time to write and treat it like a meeting and physcially move so people think I'm in a meeting
making the time to write - put it in the diary, and PROTECT that times lot. And WRITE during that time
I already put it in the diary but I keep pushing the "meetings" with myself back- so I will work on this mindset! Keep the meeting!
Value my time more and schedule time block to focus writing
Set aside specific time for writing.
I think it's because my ideas are not clear at that stage.
I am not sure if my story will be interesting.
reading the literature provides the chunks but creating own story is harder
lack of organization
Also because I want to cram in this story several stories
I get too close to see what others need to see, so I don't form a clear argument
I need to stay focussed on my story
trying to write academically but interesting story
have too many things to describe in a manuscript
elevator pitch type summary of paper
Create a short summary of my paper
Talk to an advisor or professor
plan my core argument and share it with a trusted colleague for feedback
meeting with coauthor this afternoon to discuss progress of manuscript
I will tell my story to non-scientists. Try to explain it in simpler terms.
crete mind maps and "storyboards" :)
Great idea! MInd maps and storyboards.
My version of the information
I fee llike I have all these ideas and don't know where to start
my take on it
What to write in the Discussion. What to highlight?
making it sound intelligent!
It's difficult to write up introduction section and the discussion
Sometimes I go on and on on the same topic
I go around in circles
I will plan, and make an outline
I need to carefully plan my draft.
outline each paragraph
Plan and make an outline
plan each paragraph (maybe with a topic sentence each) and get feedback
I will have the idea for the story first and then try to create the outline based on that story
Discuss with other people
The outline idea matches the talking over and they reinforce each other - and you can refine as you go between one and the other
Do outline and discuss with supervisor.
write the structure first (headings and sub-headings for example)
I do that
I have in the past.
I think it’s one way that I procrastinate
yes. I like that...”writing is creative and editing is analytical”
Other than reading something over, I don't know how to edit. I gave some stuff to my parents to pick up the things I missed...
I think it relates to not having a clear plan - I currently have sub-heading of what to write in which sections
I follow the journal instructions
is my writing succinct and easy to read?
not by myself but send to professional editor
I check the voice. The consistency of my style.
don’t write and edit simultaneously
don't write and edit at the same time.
do one editing task at a time
Look critically at every word
not proof read in the early stages.
I will follow your suggested stages of editing.
write first and then allow some ddays to pass and review and edit
focus on editing as an intentional multi-stage process, with a specific aim for each.
read the whole, then down to paragraph, then sentence then word...
print and read!
print in A3
We will be having a Q& A session please pop any questions for Malini in the Q&A box at the bottom of your screens
block time and schedule it in my calendar
time to write in diary
write the outline or skeleton to get it clear in my head
I will protect my time to write, because without that I'll never get to the rest
create the diary appointment
Block out time to write
Write my story into 1-2 sentences.
allocate time to each section of the paper
blocking out time to write and treating it like a meeting with someone
Schedule writing blocks
map the story and summarize an outline. Just do it!!!
Pop any question you have in the Q&A box at the bottom of your screens
Loved this seminar!!
thank you so much
awesome practical ideas - thank you!
THANK YOU ALL!