After successfully completing the 1st Technical Writing Workshop on June 20-21, 2016, the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) held the 2nd Technical Writing Workshop last September 11. The Workshop which was held at Galvez Hall, ASI, UPLB, aims to enhance CAFS graduate students and young researchers’ skills in writing scientific papers for submission and publication in reputable journals.
The writeshop participants were mentored by CAFS Professor Emeritii Teresita L. Rosario and Evelyn Mae Tecszon-Mendoza and former professor and UPLB Consultant Ofelia K. Bautista. After the half-day lecture of Dr. Mendoza on “Writing Publishable Scientific Articles”, the participants were divided into three groups each with a mentor. Henceforth, weekly meetings and communication went through a three-step process: 1) presentation of first draft to mentor; 2) rewriting the paper based on the comments of the mentors on the structure, style and format of the journal where participants intend to submit their papers; and 3) small-group sessions to further develop the paper.
Dean Enrico P. Supangco, CAFS dean, in his closing remarks during the culmination activity last November 14, encouraged the participants to continue to conduct researches and find joy in writing for publications. He emphasized that having one’s work published in a reputable journal will not only provide personal satisfaction and recognition as expert in his/her field, but most importantly, fulfillment in having contributed in the body of knowledge. The Dean also assured the participants that the College will continue to support the student-researchers in their publishing endeavors, and thank the mentors for their continuous support to the college. Meanwhile, CAFS Associate Dean for Instruction Dr. Tonette P. Laude in her closing remarks last November 24, hopes that this writeshop will bring the rank of the college to the top.
The writeshop was completed last November 14 for those participants mentored by Dr. Ofelia K. Bautista and Dr. Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza, and November 24 for those mentored by Dr. Teresita L. Rosario. (LBColumbres)