Program created to develop research writing skills among engineering students

Published: October 11, 2022

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Many graduate students are expected to conduct experiments and run tests in the lab. Eventually, their advisor steps in and says, ‘Hey, can you write a paper about your results?’ However, limited and inconsistent guidance is often provided to graduate students on how to write that paper.

A multi-disciplinary team of Auburn University scientists and writing experts have a proposed solution. Their four-step program, “The Writing SySTEM: A Systematic Approach to Graduate Writing Instruction and Intervention,” is designed to develop the communication/writing skills of research-minded graduate students, earning a three-year, $435,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education award.

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