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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, at an advanced level, is accessible to all medical writers interested in the journal article and syntactic clarity.
Objective:
To enhance understanding the writing distractions pertinent to conceptual components of the journal article. The distractions are focused on syntactic intra-sentence structure and order of words, phrases, and clauses.
Content:
By the following 3-levels of activities, gain insight into syntactic distractions that are specific for the conceptual components of the medical journal article. (1) Pre-workshop: Complete a clarity-testing exercise. That is, from each of 12+ sets of paired sentences, select the clearer sentence and describe the primary distraction in the unselected sentence. After sending your selections (and justifications) and then receiving a guide to structure and order syntactic distractions, prepare to participate in the workshop. (2) Workshop: For each set in the clarity-testing exercise, participate in a discussion with other registrants and the workshop facilitator. After the discussion of each set, the workshop facilitator will analyze and justify his decision, after which the vote tally will be revealed and followed by more discussion. (3) Post-workshop: Comment on the distractions and revisions with which you still disagree.