Here’s what UAB’s grad students, post-docs and faculty have told us about their needs:
- “I want to take the lead on a scientific paper, but I don’t trust my writing skills.”
- “I’m an international post-doc, and I lack confidence when speaking in English.”
- “I want to use my teaching lab to hone my presentation skills, but I’m not sure how.”
- “I must be able to write successful grant applications.”
Graduate Nursing Students Get Online Writing Help
Graduate nursing students who are used to jotting notes on patient charts may face a tough re-entry when they start writing scholarly papers. In Spring 2011, they can receive writing coaching and instruction via a new online course tailored to the needs of doctoral and doctor of nursing practice (DNP). Offered by the UAB Graduate School’s Professional Development Program, GRD 727 QN, Writing and Reviewing Research, is a 10-week, pass-no pass, 3-credit hour elective. Students leverage reading from core courses to work on real writing projects with peer and instructor feedback, says instructor Dr. Jan Jenner.
Research Writing Courses
Click here for a schedule of writing courses for the Spring 2012 semester. We offer courses for dissertation writing, academic writing and publishing, and fellowship wrtiting. We also have writing courses for internationals.
Today’s researchers, scientists, and academics face an increasingly competitive world. This is true not only in their fields of study, but in the areas of professional presentations, university teaching, publishing, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and fellowship and grant writing. Indeed, many leading institutions view these communication abilities as prerequisites for career advancement. This is why UAB’s Professional Development Program offers ongoing support for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars who want to take advantage of the school’s resources to enhance their skills. Under the direction of Dr. Julia S. Austin, the program offers semester-long credit courses as well as day-long workshops in a variety of areas, such as
Click on Professional Development Courses and Professional Development Workshops for a detailed list of offerings. To view special courses and sections designed for English language learners, see Academic English for Internationals. Check out the Current Schedule for a list of available offerings.
Preparing professionals for tomorrow