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Master Class - The Medical Journal Article: Section-Specific Distractions

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Language and Writing
Code:
LWA14
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is at an advanced level, but is accessible to all medical writers interested in the journal article.
Objective:
This workshop is designed to enhance understanding the writing distractions pertinent to conceptual components of the journal article. The distractions are syntactic (structure, order, number, grammar, punctuation, paragraph) of words, phrases, and clauses.
Content:
Do you want to gain insight into your medical writing distractions that are specific for the conceptual components of the journal article? If so, the following 3-levels of activities may be for you. (1) Pre-workshop: Revise the distractions in a set of 5 sentences specific for a conceptual component (e.g., research problem in the Introduction section). Be prepared to discuss the justification for each revision. (2) Workshop: From a compilation of all the submitted revisions, you (along with a workshop partner) will analyse and vote for the clearest, and then enter a discussion with all registrants as to their decisions. The workshop leader will then justify his decision in terms of an analysis of syntactic distractions for all the revisions. The vote tally monitor will then reveal the votes about which more discussion will be open. (3) Post-workshop: You will comment on the distractions that may have surfaced in your revisions. The workshop is a complement to LWA12 Taxonomic Analysis of Medical Writing