“Development of Academic Writing Competence” in the Siberian Federal University

December 8, 2016
Prof. Elena Bazanova, the head of the Academic Writing University Center at NUST MISiS, held a master class  “Development of Academic Writing Competence”, 5 December, 2016 at the Scientific Library of Siberian Federal University.

Rector of Siberian Federal University, Vaganov E.A.

The event was held within the framework of the Program of increasing the international competitiveness of the Siberian Federal University. SibFU’s rector Eugene Vaganov opened the meeting, welcomed all members, and introduced an expert Prof. E. Bazanova.

During the master class, participants got answers to some unexpected questions like “How many simularities can you find between scientific journals and children books?”,  “Do I have to give gratitude to my grandmother in  scientific papers?”,  “What will happen if I write  only a couple words under the abstract?”. According to Elena Bazanova, “The modern scientist should be desperate”.

She’s told  the students, graduate students and researchers about the successful strategies of writing scientific papers, shared her ideas about the logic of the text and design. The master class has disclosed particular academic preparation of the text adopted for journals, in accordance with the structure of a scientific article IMRAD, the examples of the most daring and original English-language articles, complete practical exercises on drawing literate syntax.

Graduate student Oleg Yanov shared his impressions Law Institute of SFU: “I was attending university courses of academic writing, where I heard of this master class. Abstracts that have been presented, are quite specific and can be used as a checklist while preparing the article, for example, it is now clear to me that if the title is more than 75 characters – I should reduce it or add a colon”.

“These workshops are crucial for the development of publication activity at the University. A broader vision of the structure of the scientific article lecturer, who received an excellent education, was published, he worked as a reviewer of scientific journals, it is extremely important for the understanding of the need to comply with international standards, “- said a senior lecturer in information technology in the creative and cultural industries GI SFU, the compiler of the course program “Academic writing” in SFU Inna Kizhner