[Event Review] Workshop on Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Citing Scientific Article

Workshop on paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing scientific articles conducted by Publication and Management Services (PMS) Sriwijaya University on November, 18-19 2016 was a clear success. The focus on the workshop is giving the whole view and knowledge about the importance of doing paraphrasing, summarizing, and citing while writing the scientific manuscript.

In the day of event, the lecturers who represented their faculty come and joined the event enthusiastically. They were supplemented by good knowledge about the focus idea of the event by Faizah Sari, Ph.D., Prof.Dr.Ir.Siti Nurmaini, M.T., and PMS team.

The first session of the event was presented by Faizah Sari, Ph.D. She is an expert in languages and linguistics. Faizah said that the key of paraphrasing and summarizing is knowing exactly the information and taking some key words. In the second session, Prof.Dr.Ir.Siti Nurmaini, M.T. told the participants about her experience in writing scientific articles. Moreover, she spread the information about regulation for scientific articles in Sriwijaya University.


The participants and mentors

At the second day, PMS team, Firdaus, M.Kom and Sarifah Putri Raflesia, M.T. conducted the material about reference manager and grammar checker. For first session of second day, the team delivered the material about using Mendeley. It started from the installation, register Mendeley, importing the references, installing MS Word Plug-ins, citing, sharing the source, putting the notes, etc. In the final session, the team introduced Ginger and Grammarly as language tools. The both tools are useful towards good vocabulary and structure.

Finally, by organizing this event, PMS hopes that all lectures can apply  and spread the shared knowledge about how to write good scientific articles  to all academia in UNSRI. As we know that Unsri targets more scientific articles can be submitted to reputable journal, by applying and sharing the knowledge, we will bring contribution to Unsri as our institution.

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