Developing Models for Structure and Style in Scientific Writing

This workshop will focus on improving structure and organization of professional writing for graduate students in computational science. We will be working on basic writing to develop a heightened sensitivity to the relationship between words in a sentence. We’ll use these discussions of grammar to develop better style – more concise and more effective writing, which better communicates complex ideas. This practice in English grammar will also encourage a more logical presentation of ideas, and a tighter structure for your own written work.

We will also spend considerable time finding examples and models in the journals and databases students already use for secondary research. We will look at some published articles together in class and ask students to choose appropriate published work from your specific field to examine and emulate. Special emphasis will be placed on the logical presentation of information for your particular audience, including organizational features such as thesis statements, topic sentences and paragraphing to accommodate an outside reader.

In the process, I hope to encourage you to draft and revise, to recognize the importance or reading and re-reading your own work to find opportunities for improvement. This workshop costs $25. The course is limited to 15 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Waitlist available. 

To register, click here


Jennifer Albanese is the Director of the campus Writing Center and a lecturer in the Writing and Rhetoric Program where she has taught for seventeen years. She has developed writing courses for the Graduate Chemistry program and the Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University.


Jennifer Albanese


Monday, August 6, 2018 to Friday, August 10, 2018


12:30p - 3:30p


IACS Seminar Room