Friday, August 20, 2021

Course Spotlight: Writing and Documentation for Peer Review

Have you ever wanted to improve your writing? Do you want to know how to prepare your research for peer review? Is it your dream to have your work published in a peer review journal? Improve your skills and prepare yourself by enrolling in Writing and Documenting for Peer Review at SLIG Virtual Academy 2022.

Practice with Peer Review
Students will participate in several interactive learning experiences and homework assignments designed to prepare them for the peer-review process. Students will be given the opportunity to incorporate their own personal writing, prepared before the course begins. Activities will include self-editing exercises, live-editing by a former NGSQ editor, colleague-to-colleague review between students, and writing groups.

Incorporating Standards
Peer-reviewed articles are meant to be writing that exemplifies research best practices and adherence to genealogy standards. Students will be expected to come to the course familiar with Genealogy Standards, and they will learn to incorporate those standards into their writing.

Writing Skills
Students in this course will also be exposed to numerous practical writing skills aimed at helping them prepare for authoring a peer-reviewed article. Visual aids, self-editing, citations, and incorporating DNA results into your writing and all invaluable tools that will be examined. The faculty, all experienced writers and editors, will also help students incorporate best practices into their writing, such as proper word choice, avoiding passive voice, incorporating structure and flow, and important grammar skills.

The full schedule for this course, faculty bios, and course details can be found here.

Join us for SLIG Virtual Academy 2022

Held virtually, the SLIG Academy for Professionals promises in-depth, advanced educational opportunities targeted at current and developing genealogy professionals. SLIG Academy offers high-intermediate to advanced education and includes courses on business management, writing, public speaking, teaching, forensics, and project management. Visit our website to view a full selection of available courses.

Learn more about SLIG Academy for Professionals 2022. Registration opens on August 14th, 2021, at 10:00 am MDT. Create a registration account today! If you have any questions, please reach out to the UGA registrar:

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