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Master Class: Taxonomic Analysis of Medical Writing

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Language and Writing
Code:
LWA12
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
Experienced medical writers.
Objective:
To enhance the identification, analysis, and revision of syntactic writing distractions.
Content:
Do you want to gain insight into your medical syntactic distractions─insight that will enhance your syntactic fluency? If so, the following 3 levels of activities may be for you. Preworkshop. (1) In a clarity-testing options exercise consisting of 13 sets of sentences, select the sentence in each set containing a syntactic distraction, provide nomenclature that describes each distraction, and e-mail to the workshop facilitator, who will compile and organize the data in the exercises from all the participants. (2) In a second exercise, study the compilation of all the responses, focusing on the one assigned set for you to discuss in the workshop. Workshop. (3) Discuss the data including its pertinence to your vocational and to the taxonomic guide to be discussed by the facilitator. Postworkshop. Prepare a mini-taxonomy guide with examples that could be applied to your vocational activities.