Academic Writing Day with SACC

        June 7th was a big day for Samara Academic Consultancy Center. The tutors of the Center ran five workshops in parallel. We were glad to welcome 105 participants - postgraduate students and teachers of the university. 

        Marina Voronina delivered a session “Make a Point: Avoid Fragments.” Seven people participated in the workshop; they practised to define fragments and transform them into sentences. Pair activities helped to involve everyone in the discussion. 

        The workshop “Get to the Point: Avoid Wordiness” run by Olga Brynina was attended by 23 participants. This practice-oriented session was focused on basic strategies for overcoming the problem of wordiness.

        Twenty people came to Ekaterina Maltceva’ workshop “Write an Awesome Abstract.” The tutor prepared different activities to help the participants to learn about the structure and language of abstracts in different fields of study. They discussed major problems that people could come across when they are writing an abstract. 

        The session “CV for You and Me” was held by Elena Agrikova. There were 32 participants. During the workshop a lot of useful aspects were touched upon: features of a successful CV, its structure, cultural conventions, etc. All the participants were interested in the topic; the most useful part of the workshop was practice in writing Education and Work Experience sections. They actively did the tasks and then shared their results with the partners.       

Twenty-three participants took part in the workshop “Are You Stylish? Wear APA,” run by Svetlana Menshenina. One of the most popular styles for scientific papers writing - APA- was introduced. Two aspects of APA manuscripts formatting: bibliography and in-text referencing were covered within the session. The subsequent workshop will be aimed at more detailed discussion of these topics.
        The Writing Day was a success! Thank you everyone for participation. We’re waiting for you with new workshops next year. Happy writing!