The TraCS Institute is sponsoring a 2-day writing seminar titled “Scientific Writing from the Reader’s Perspective” taught by Dr. George Gopen. This course will be on October 21st and 28th from 8:30 to 4:30. Dr. George D. Gopen is a retired Professor of the Practice of Rhetoric and Senior Lecturing Fellow in the Department of English and the School of Law at Duke University. As competition for external funding becomes more challenging, the importance of clearly communicating one’s ideas and getting one’s scholarly work successfully published is more important than ever.
Dr. Gopen’s approach is based on a single idea: Learning to write for the reader allows the writer to control what readers learn. Dr. Gopen’s workshops have changed participants' writing habits permanently, often resulting in improved grant writing success. Both junior investigators and experienced scholars/mentors will benefit from this program. Registrants must be able to commit two, full days to this workshop, as each session builds upon the previous one. Please note it is not possible to pay a partial registration fee to attend only 1 day of the course.