On June 8, 2017, dr Jelena Runić of Johns Hopkins University conducted a successful two-hour workshop called “FROM PHYSICS TO MUSIC: ABSTRACT WRITING WORKSHOP FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH” at Američki kutak Beograd – American Corner Belgrade for general audience and A-SMYLE/FLEX alumni.
Abstracts in the research world have become an increasingly important part of a research article, conference paper/presentation, doctoral dissertation, and master’s thesis. The quality of an abstract may determine whether or not the reader chooses to read the paper further.
In this workshop, some fundamental moves necessary for drafting a good quality abstract were discussed.
EFL grammar issues were also addressed, such as tense choice. Finally, the participants practiced how to create an effective title for a research paper.
Dr Jelena Runić is a U.S. Department of State’s and American Councils’ alumna who spent 2004-05 Academic Year at Indiana University in Bloomingon, on Junior Faculty Development Program (JFDP).
American Councils was a U.S. Department of State’s implementing partner for JFDP for Serbian citizens from 2002 until the program’s closing in 2013. JFDP used to send teaching staff of Serbian and other countries’ local universities to the United States’ universities to develop their teaching skills and techniques and to exchange experiences with their U.S. colleagues.