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NCFDD: From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

June 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Despite an ever-escalating emphasis on publication, few of us receive formal training in how to craft and revise our academic writing. From Project to Publication lays out an array of practices and frameworks that support academic writers in transforming a manuscript-in-process into a submitted article. Drawing on my work with NCFDD and my own research on how academics write, this multi-week course is designed to complement faculty members’ expertise in their own fields, and is open to scholars across the disciplines.

Across the weeks, I will guide participants through distinct stages of the revision process – from deepening an argument, to clarifying an under-represented perspective, to integrating feedback without losing sight of our own investments. Throughout, I emphasize inquiry as a creative process of engaging our sources, readers and selves as we strive to contribute to – and transform – our respective fields.

In Week 3, we will consider how to invite and integrate critical feedback, and how to craft clear academic prose. I will present fresh and classic rhetorical strategies for revision, exploring what beautiful sentences look and sound like in different fields.

Free Individual Memberships for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Available to all Cornell students, postdocs, faculty, and staff

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Cornell is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization providing online career development and mentoring resources. The NCFDD provides members with access to tools to increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance. 

Activate your account by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the NCFDD website
  2. Under “Select Your Institution,” choose “Cornell University”
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”
  4. Complete the registration form using your Cornell email address
  5. Check your Cornell email account to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email


June 24, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Careers - Academic
Focus Area
Build Your Skills
Transferable Skills
Graduate School