Program created to develop research writing skills among engineering students
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.