Writing for Publication

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    Peer Editing for Content and Clarity
    Instructor: Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 4/7/2020
    Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
    Location: Gutman Library Instruction Space (EAST FALLS CAMPUS)
    (Register for this workshop)

    This course will share specific tools and strategies to equip you to give meaningful help with content and clarity to colleagues seeking to publish their manuscripts. You will have a checklist, for example, to ask the right questions to give the writer meaningful direction. You’ll also learn specific strategies for editing paragraphs and sentences for the clearest possible meaning.

    At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
    • Use tools to help writers improve their drafts for targeted publication
    • Enhance purpose and meaning in the draft
    • Improve paragraphs
    • Clarify sentences
    • Trim sentences without trimming meaning


    High Impact Publishing
    Instructor: Larissa Gordon, MSLIS, M.ED., M.A.
    Date: 4/7/2020
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: VIRTUAL - Register to receive link
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    PLEASE NOTE: Through the end of March 2020, all workshops will be VIRTUAL - Register to receive link.

    Please be sure you join the meeting with an up-to-date version of Chrome or Firefox for the best experience.

    Academic publishing is undergoing a dramatic shift as journals become more specialized and the number of publishing outlets surge. Understanding the publishing world and its potential impact on one’s career can be confusing and mysterious. This workshop provides an introduction to academic publishing by exploring the metrics and tools used to determine “impact.” Facilitators will explore the concept of “high impact” publishing, discuss two tools for assessing a journals impact factor, and discuss the evolution of academic publishing, including predatory publishing practices and open access journals.

    Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
    • Discuss some of the metrics used for determining impact factor
    • Describe at least one tool for determining a journal’s impact factor
    • Identify future trends in academic publishing


    Turn Your Thesis into a Publishable Manuscript
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 4/30/2020
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Scott 200A (Center City Campus)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Turning your thesis into a research article for a journal offers the opportunity to share your research with a wider audience. Yet the process required to do so can be daunting since it requires modifying a document that meets academic requirements into one that meets journalistic standards. This session will provide guidance on how to do so.

    Turn Your Thesis into a Publishable Manuscript
    Instructor: Jennifer Wilson, MS
    Date: 5/5/2020
    Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm
    Location: Gutman Library Instruction Space (EAST FALLS CAMPUS)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Turning your thesis into a research article for a journal offers the opportunity to share your research with a wider audience. Yet the process required to do so can be daunting since it requires modifying a document that meets academic requirements into one that meets journalistic standards. This session will provide guidance on how to do so.

    JUNE WRITING RETREAT
    Instructors: Jennifer Wilson, MS; Pamela Walter, MFA
    Date: 6/4/2020
    Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
    Location: Kanbar Campus Center, Room 312 (EAST FALLS CAMPUS)
    (Register for this workshop)

    Jump into summer by devoting some time to your writing goals. Our writing retreat will provide you with protected time to write in a comfortable, supportive environment. Writing consultants will be on hand to give feedback or guidance if you need them.

    PLEASE NOTE: This retreat takes place at the EAST FALLS CAMPUS. It is open to all Jefferson faculty.

    Thursday, June 4, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Kanbar Campus Center, Room 312
    East Falls Campus

    Questions: Contact
    Jen Wilson (503-0441, jennifer.wilson@jefferson.edu or
    Pam Walter (503-2828 pamela.walter@jefferson.edu).

    This event is sponsored by the Jefferson Center for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication.