Writing Killer Abstracts Workshop with Professor Kathryn Robinson


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Presenter:  Professor Kathryn Robinson

Date: Jun 20, 2016

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Ms Ashlee Brown
T: 08 8946 7404
E: Ashlee.Brown@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Orange 6.2.10, Casuarina Campus, CDU

Writing ‘Killer’ Abstracts: The abstract is a critical tool for scholars-- the ‘shop window’ for your research. Conference organisers and grant agencies use abstracts as critical tools in selecting papers and projects. Internet searches bring up abstracts and they are often the source of citations. The abstract can assist you in conceptualising and developing your writing, and returning to the abstract is a strategy for organising your argument, overcoming blocks and clarifying your thoughts. This ‘hands on’ workshop introduces you to the art of writing abstracts. Come prepared to write an abstract for a paper, chapter or grant that you are thinking about/working on. You will work on your own skills and the ability to give positive feedback to colleagues. Bring your computer and pencil and paper.

About Kathryn: Kathryn Robinson is Emeritus Professor in Anthropology in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Her publications include Stepchildren of Progress: the Political Economy of Development in an Indonesian Mining Town (1986); Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia (2009) and most recently edited volumes ‘Youth Identities and Social Transformations in Modern Indonesia’ (2015); Making a Difference? Social Assessment Policy and Praxis and its Emergence in China (with Susanna Price) (2015) and Land and Development in Indonesia (ed with John McCarthy) (2016). She was founding editor of The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (1996-2012), is a former president of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (2009-2010) and has supervised many higher degree theses. In 2008 she received an Australian Teaching and Learning Council award for Excellence in Supervision.