Instructor: Douglas Eyman, George Mason University
June 2016, M/W 1:30 – 4pm, 522 Yingdong Building
Register by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your working paper.
Class size: 20 in maximum. First come, first served.
This short course focuses on the practical aspects of writing scholarly works in English, selecting publication venues, understanding the peer-review process, and the editing of academic English for clarity and accessibility.
The workshop takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm. Each session will include a brief lecture or demonstration followed by discussion and time for peer feedback and individual consultations with the instructor. Participants should bring to the workshop and article or project they hope to publish, preferably at least at the draft writing stage.
About the Instructor
Douglas Eyman teaches courses in digital rhetoric, technical and scientific communication, and professional writing at George Mason University where he directs the MA in Professional Writing and Rhetoric and PhD in Writing and Rhetoric programs.. Douglas is the senior editor and publisher of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, an online journal that has been publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on computers and writing since 1996.
In addition to Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice (U of Michigan Press, 2015), Eyman’s scholarly work has also appeared in Computers and Composition, Pedagogy, and Technical Communication, as well as a number of edited collections, including Cultural Practices of Literacy (Erlbaum, 2007), Digital Writing Research (Hampton Press, 2007), The Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and New Business Practices (IGI, 2008), and Rhetorically Rethinking Usability (Hampton Press, 2008).
6/6 - Introductions. An overview of scholarly publishing: writing, revising, peer-review, editing. Review of articles/projects and scheduling of individual feedback and response sessions.
6/8 - Researching journals and other publication venues. Working with Editors and Peer-Reviewers. Processes and moving forward with "Acceptance," "Revise-and-Resubmit," and "Rejection." The Rhetorical Situation - Audience, Purpose, & Context.
6/20 - Focus on writing: citation and reference, quote and paraphrase
6/22 - Focus on writing: organization
6/27 - Focus on writing: Tips for clarity and best practices for writing academic English
6/29 - Approaches to editing and revising