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Supporting Research Writing by Valerie Matarese

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Using strategic, critical reading of research papers to teach scientific writing: the reading–research–writing continuum

Valerie Matarese

Abstract:

Scientific literacy is a fundamental attribute that supports researchers in both research and research writing. This chapter describes the rationale and design of a course that uses strategic, critical reading to teach research writing to doctoral candidates. The course, ‘Effective Biomedical Reading and Writing’, was designed by an authors’ editor with scientific qualifications. In the course, students are guided through the independent writing of a research paper using their own data, according to a scheme in which a paper is built up around the results. Through reading and critical discussion ...

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