(1) An outline of your planned paper. The outline should list the planned sections and subsections, each with an informative title and, if necessary, additional bullet points explaining the main points of each section. One page is a good length for the outline, two is the maximum.
The plan is in no way binding, but it gives an idea of what the aim of your research is and how you plan to communicate its results.
(2) A similar outline of a published paper that you found interesting and well written. That paper should be in your broadly-defined field of research. (The point is to provide one good example, not to find your most favorite paper ever).
Each student should post one "discussion" here. The title of the "discussion" should be simply the title of the proposed paper. The post should consist of two pdf attachements, one for each outline.
An ideal abstract for your proposed paper, 100-150 words. At this point, it is a piece of fiction! In the likely event that you don't know the results of your research yet, make a guess or a wish of what they could be, and then write the abstract based on that best-case scenario. Have two journals in mind as possible publication outlets (in your best-case scenario). Include also copies of abstracts from those journals for two articles that you found good and informative. They don't have to be on a topic that is close to yours, but they should be roughly in the same field (micro/macro theory/empirical).
The title of the posted "discussion" should be the title of the proposed paper. The proposed abstract, and copies of the two other abstracts intended for discussion, no later than one hour before the meeting on Sep 23rd. Please combine all three abstracts, including your own, to one pdf-file.
At 2pm on Wednesday October 14 we will be visited by the writing expert Carol Kiriakos. The title of her session is "A Practical Perspective on Academic Writing." She has sent the following pre-assignment, which is required of all participants.
Write a brief text (max one
page) in which you describe yourself as an academic writer and your current
issues/questions related to academic writing. Keep the focus on yourself as a
writer rather than your research topic. Please address at least the following questions.
1. What are your feelings about academic writing (is it pleasant/unpleasant,
2. What do you consider your strengths as an academic writer?
3. What writing related challenges or questions do you have?
4. Are you happy with how regularly or how much you write?