[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Another UCAR ESL Writing Workshop

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Tue May 7 11:46:23 MDT 2013

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Subject: 	Another UCAR ESL Writing Workshop
Date: 	Tue, 07 May 2013 11:03:36 -0600
From: 	Jielun Sun <jsun at ucar.edu>
To: 	ESL-UCAR at mailman.ucar.edu, AsianCircle_Events at ucar.edu, Paula 
Fisher <paulad at ucar.edu>

I hope you all paid attention to Staff Notes Daily today, not just the 
bear story, but the UCAR ESL Writing Workshop. Here is the link.


UCAR ESL Writing Workshop: Improving Your Writing Style-Six Ways to 
Increase the Readability of Your Manuscript

2:30-4:00pm, 15 May 2013, FL2-1001
By Debra Biasca, JD, PhD

While using correct grammar is certainly a requirement for 
professionalism and maintaining credibility in your field, scientific 
writing experts agree that writing for the reader is crucial; and 
stylistic errors can present barriers to getting your message across to 

This workshop will provide you with explicit tools based on writing 
style that you can apply to improve the readability of your own 
manuscripts.  You will also have an opportunity to practice using these 
tools. While this workshop can be helpful for native and non-native 
speakers who want to improve their writing, it should be particularly 
helpful for non-native speakers from cultures where readability is not a 
primary concern.

To make the most of this workshop, attendees should read "The Science of 
Scientific Writing" by George D. Gopen and Judith A. Swann (American 
Scientist, Nov-Dec 1990, Volume 78, 550-558, posted with permission at

To make sure that we have a proper room for all participants, please 
email Leiwen Jiang <mailto:ljiang at ucar.edu> if you plan to participate 
in this workshop.

* Debra Biasca received her PhD in Linguistic in 1999, after a first 
career as an attorney.  She is now teaching scientific writing for the 
Physics Department at CU Boulder. Her students come from a variety of 
departments, including biochemistry, geology, mechanical and electrical 
engineering, computer science, aeronautical engineering, and physics.  
She has also assisted engineers and scientists in our community and 
beyond with writing projects that include journal articles, books, and 
grant proposals.   Debra also coaches academic writers and teaches ESL 
and other foreign languages (French and Yiddish) to children and adults.

For more information, contact Leiwen Jiang at ext. 8122, ljiang at ucar.edu 
<mailto:ljiang at ucar.edu>

Jielun Sun
Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Division
NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado 80307-3000, USA
jsun at ucar.edu

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