DST – AWSAR workshop at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara
Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR)” is an initiative that aims to disseminate Indian research stories among the masses in an easy to understand and interesting format to a common man. Under this initiative, PhD Scholars and Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) in Science and Technology (S&T) streams would be encouraged to write at least one popular science article during the tenancy of their fellowship, and to participate in a national competition.
DST – AWSAR workshop was conducted on 17 June 2019 at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara. About 80 PhD students participated in the workshop.
The workshop emphasized on effective way of writing in the clearest way possible; use of jargon which explain its meaning clearly; Use of appropriate words, language, sentences clinches for particular effects; Tips for original writing; Tips for getting a hook to grab the attention of the reader; Basic rules of style, the flow of words and sentences, Grammar and punctuation etc.
Session II of this workshop titled “Differences between scholarly and popular science article” was taken by Rintu Nath, Scientist F, Vigyan Prasar, and explained how to write popular science articles for general readers.