The conference welcomes contributions that draw on the insights of both reading and writing specialists, and STEM educators and researchers about reading and writing. Please submit your abstract in no more than 200 words as a word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstract will be reviewed until September 30. We welcome early submissions and will respond within 2 weeks of submission. The conference welcomes practical contributions supported by a convincing rationale, research presentations and concept-based papers. Please also note our ‘research in process’ workshop sessions below.
Suggested conference strands include but are not limited to:
- The importance of reading
- Developing academic literacy
- Writing for Publication
- Analyses of STEM writing (including Corpus/Genre analyses)
- Writing for Impact : Grant and Business Writing
- Interdisciplinary Writing
- Innovative Practices in Teaching Reading and Writing
- Graduate Writing in STEM
- Reading and Writing in General Education
- STEM Student Writer Panel
- Science Journalism
Please suggest which strand(s) your paper is best suited for.
For further inquiries about abstract topics, please contact Professor Roger Nunn (email@example.com).
Special Collaborative Workshop Format
We also propose a special workshop strand on the final afternoon, which focusses on research in process, and is distinguished by its unique approach to sharing research. Instead of the standard model where participants present their finished work in a presentation format, the participants in this workshop-style session collaborate in each other’s projects-in-process by reading a short draft text on fellow participants’ research, and in groups of three or four, ask questions and provide feedback. Each participant discusses and receives thoughtful responses on his/her own work, and reads and provides feedback on 3 or 4 other projects. This strand requires pre-reading prior to the conference and could also lead to joint publications. Please contact Dr. Lynne Ronesi for further information on this strand on firstname.lastname@example.org .