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ACADEMIC WRITING FOR PUBLISHING

PURPOSES
Conceptual framework, course
objectives & structure

Passive vs. Active voice

Why write?

What does
writing have to
do with
scholarship?

Writing and Publishing


When you publish, you are engaging in a conversation.
Common slogans in the academic world:
Publish or perish!
What is not published does not exist!
To publish in English, means engaging in dialogue with the
international community.

Critical
Pragmatic
Approach
Pragmatic
(Day &
Gastel;
Cargill &
OConnor)

Critical
Pragmatic
(Flowerdew;
Curry & Lillis;
Hanauer &
Englander)

[It] encourages students to assess their options in


particular situations rather than assuming they must fulfil
expectations. After considering options, they may choose
to carry out demands or challenge them. (Benesch, 2001
as quoted in Harwood and Hadley, 2004)

Goals of the course:


Capacitar a los participantes en el desarrollo de habilidades de
auto edicin en ingls con miras a incrementar su confianza al
preparar futuras publicaciones
Revisar las convenciones gramaticales, sintcticas, de
estilo y de estructura para artculos acadmicos en
ingls
Desarrollar un mejor entendimiento de la idiosincrasia
anglosajona y de los criterios de seleccin de los comits
editoriales de los journals

Conceptual framework
Academic Writing
For
undergraduate
and graduate
studies

Thesis
writing

For publications

For grant
applications

Conceptual framework
English as L2

Academic
genre

Publishing
culture

Workshop structure
English as L2
English Grammar for Academic Purposes

Academic genre
Academic Writing
Principles

Publishing
culture
Publishing
Principles

Oct. 12

Ciencias Biolgicas, Qumicas y de la Salud, Octubre 2015


Oct. 13
Oct. 14
Oct. 15

Oct. 16

Katya Frank* & Sylvia Welke

9:00 10:15

Welcome (9:00-9:15)
Fortaleciendo la imagen
internacional de la UNAM.
Bases cientficas para
publicaciones indizadas
(9:15-9:45)
Susana Kolb & Katya Frank
Conceptual framework and
general overview of the
course (9:45-10:15)
Susana Kolb

How to select a journal


and measures of
journal influence
Carolyn Brown

The IMRAD structure

Workshop:
Academic Style for
Introductions

Workshop:
Academic Style for Results

10:15
10:30

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:30 11:45

What editors are


looking for
Carolyn Brown

Workshop: How to select


a journal
Carolyn Brown, Susana
Kolb & Katya Frank

Workshop:
The reverse outline

Workshop:
Methods

11:45 12:00

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

12:00-13:00

The publication process


Carolyn Brown

Assisted Progress
Carolyn Brown, Susana
Kolb & Katya Frank

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

1:00 2:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Citations and ethics in


publication
Carolyn Brown

Workshop: Outlining
your manuscript

Workshop:
Academic Style for
Methods

Workshop: Academic Style


for Discussion/Conclusion

Workshop: Writing the


cover letter
Carolyn Brown, Susana
Kolb & Katya Frank

Workshop: Introductions

Workshop:
Results

Guest lecture: Experience as


a journal editor
Anne Grant

2:30 3:30

Workshop:
Discussion/Conclusion

3:30 4:30

Workshop:
Objective/hypothesis
Carolyn Brown, Susana Kolb
& Katya Frank

4:30 - 4:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

4:45 6:00

Assisted Progress
Carolyn Brown, Susana Kolb
& Katya Frank

Assisted Progress
Carolyn Brown, Susana
Kolb & Katya Frank

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Oct. 19

Ciencias Biolgicas, Qumicas y de la Salud, Octubre 2015


Oct. 20
Oct. 21
Oct. 22

Katya Frank* & Sylvia Welke

Oct. 23

Grammar: Vanessa Reyes (A), Sylvia Welke (B) & James Fouzie (C) // Assisted
Progress: Vanessa, James, Sylvia, Karen, Susana and Katya

9:00 10:15

Common problems (IMRAD)

Workshop:
Concise writing

Workshop:
Word order

Workshop:
Clauses and phrases

Workshop:
Articles

10:15 10:30

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:30 11:45

Workshop:
Revisiting the writing
process

Workshop:
Paragraph writing

Workshop:
Sentence structures

Workshop:
Punctuation

Workshop:
Prepositions

11:45 12:00

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

12:00-13:00

Workshop:
Abstracts

Workshop:
Cohesive and coherent
writing

Workshop:
Common sentence
problems

Workshop:
Verb tenses

Assisted Progress

1:00 2:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

2:30 3:30

Workshop: Paraphrasing,
summarizing and
synthesizing

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Workshop:
Gerunds and infinitives

Assisted Progress

3:30 4:30

Assisted Progress

Common Problems
(Academic Style)

Common problems
(Grammar Review)

Workshop: Subject/Verb
agreement

Common problems
(Grammar Review)

4:30 - 4:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

4:45 6:00

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

COURSE EVALUATIONS,
CLOSING CEREMONY
AND DIPLOMAS

Oct. 19

Ciencias Biolgicas, Qumicas y de la Salud, Octubre 2015


Oct. 20
Oct. 21
Oct. 22

Katya Frank* & Sylvia Welke

Oct. 23

Grammar: Vanessa Reyes (A), Sylvia Welke (B) & James Fouzie (C) // Assisted
Progress: Vanessa, James, Sylvia, Karen, Susana and Katya

9:00 10:15

Common problems (IMRAD)

Workshop:
Concise writing

Workshop:
Academic vocabulary and
expressions

Workshop:
Clauses and phrases

Workshop:
Articles

10:15 10:30

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

10:30 11:45

Workshop:
Revisiting the writing
process

Workshop:
Paragraph writing

Workshop:
Sentence structures

Workshop:
Punctuation

Workshop:
Prepositions

11:45 12:00

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

12:00-13:00

Workshop:
Abstracts

Workshop:
Cohesive and coherent
writing

Workshop:
Common sentence
problems

Workshop:
Verb tenses

Assisted Progress

1:00 2:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

2:30 3:30

Workshop: Paraphrasing,
summarizing and
synthesizing

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Workshop:
Gerunds and infinitives

Assisted Progress

3:30 4:30

Assisted Progress

Common Problems
(Academic Style)

Common problems
(Grammar Review)

Workshop: Subject/Verb
agreement

Common problems
(Grammar Review)

4:30 - 4:45

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

4:45 6:00

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

Assisted Progress

COURSE EVALUATIONS,
CLOSING CEREMONY
AND DIPLOMAS