Writing in STEM: Objectivity and Evaluation. An In-Person, Interactive Workshop
In STEM writing, researchers and their audiences value objectivity—a fundamental scientific norm. Yet, the term objectivity has a number of rich and diverse meanings. In academic writing, for example, objectivity is not the same as neutrality. STEM writers must evaluate the existing literature, methods, and findings of others as accurate/inaccurate; positive/negative; strong/weak; and so on.
Using real-world examples, this workshop looks at how STEM writers evaluate others while maintaining a stance of objectivity in line with disciplinary norms and conventions. Thus, STEM writers will gain strategies to make their writing both engaging and scientifically appropriate.
Facilitators: Dr. Sophie MacDonald and Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Date & Time: Thursday, June 29, 2023: 10:00am – 11:30am PT
Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Peña Room. Note this workshop is in-person!
The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication does not record workshops or share workshop slides.
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- Thursday, June 29, 2023
- 10:00am - 11:30am
- Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
- Doctoral Faculty Master's Post-Doc Staff
- Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication Writing
- Dr. Sophie MacDonald and Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication