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The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, is
pleased to offer the following online, non-credit continuing education course open to
anyone interested in the topic.
Scholarly Writing for the LIS Profession
Dates: March 16 - May 4, 2010
Times: Online synchronous sessions Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 PM central time.
NOTE: The first session on March 16 will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
Instructor: Robert H. Burger, Ph.D., CPA, Professor Emeritus, GSLIS
Purpose of the course: To introduce the student to the major genres of scholarly
writing primarily through actual writing and editing assignments and discussion of
essential elements and approaches to scholarly writing. An underlying assumption
of the course is that writing is a social act, a way of knowing, and a way of thinking
creatively and critically. Successful writing demands that the writer understand how
readers respond to writing. Topics included are general introduction to scholarly
writing and editing, practice with writing abstracts, reviews, editorials, columns and
other opinion pieces, reporting the results of case studies, best practices, surveys
and focus group research, and writing discipline focused scholarly articles. The
book length work will not be covered.
Each assignment will consist of reading an example of the genre in question,
critiquing it, and writing in that genre. Upon completion of the course the candidate
is expected to be able confidently to compose abstracts, reviews, and other types
of scholarly writing.
For additional information and to register:
Continuing Professional Development Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of IL
501 E. Daniel St. Champaign IL 61820
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