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 +===== Academic Writing =====
 +\\
 +----
 +Abstract assignment: {{:​courses:​a41-fallman_powerwall_2007-blank-abstract.pdf|Paper without abstract}} - limit: 200 words\\
 +The original text (step-by-step):​ {{:​courses:​abstract_example.pdf|Slides}} \\
 +Wiki-How on abstracts: [[http://​www.wikihow.com/​Write-an-Abstract|How to write an abstract]] \\ 
 +----
 +\\
  
 +\\ **1. Preparation** \\
 +\\ 
 +//This stage consists of:// \\
 +• estimating the time available for the task \\
 +• identifying what the question is asking of you \\
 +• consider the charateristics of academic writing [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Academic_writing|Wikipedia on academic writing]]\\
 +• researching or carrying out an experiment or collecting data \\
 +• making notes \\
 +• thinking over your ideas \\
 +\\
 +
 +\\ **2. Planning** \\
 +\\
 +//Planning your paper involves:// \\
 +• working out an appropriate and logical structure [[http://​www.victoria.ac.nz/​llc/​academic-writing/​|Writing exercises for self-directed study from Victoria University of Wellington
 +, NZ]]\\
 +• identifying what is relevant and what is not, for example:\\
 +    * interaction design process and design for interaction
 +    * engaging fieldwork and ethnographic insights into design processes
 +    * engaging actors and users in participatory design and innovation, design games
 +    * tangible and skilled interaction
 +    * tangible business models, exploring and channeling opportunities for innovation through design
 +    * interactional dimensions of design methods
 +    * practices of organizational interaction in design
 +    * workspace design and eco-design
 +
 +• taking account of the word limit: __four pages and about 2000 words__ \\
 +• format the paper according to the conference template: [[http://​www.acm.org/​sigs/​pubs/​proceed/​template.html|standard ACM format]] \\
 +• refining your ideas [[http://​www.writing.utoronto.ca/​advice|Advice on Academic Writing]]\\
 +• selecting appropriate evidence or quotations \\
 +\\
 +
 +\\ **3. Drafting** \\
 +\\
 +//This stage comprises a single task:// \\
 +• writing the paper, perhaps with one or more early drafts \\
 +\\
 +
 +\\ **4. Polishing:​** (switch papers and review someone else’s paper [[Peer review format]]) \\
 +\\
 +//Polishing your paper means:// \\
 +• reviewing what you have written and making changes \\
 +• checking your spelling and grammar [[http://​syntaxis.com/​grammar-quiz|Test your grammatical knowledge with this Grammar Quiz]]\\
 +• making sure your references are correct \\
 +• checking the word count \\
 +\\
 +
 +\\ **5. Letting go** \\
 +\\
 +//This is more than just sending off your paper. Letting go includes:// \\
 +• deciding when the paper is finished \\
 +• submitting the paper \\
 +\\
 +
 +\\ **6. Reflecting on review feedback:** \\
 +\\
 +//And finally:// \\
 +• comparing your self-review with the reviewers comments \\
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