Center for Academic Writing “Impulse”

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.
Jules Renard

Writing is thinking on paper.
William Zinsser

When writing about science, don't simplify the science; simplify the writing.
Julie Ann Miller, former editor of ‘Science News’

Writing is a lot easier if you have something to say.
Sholem Asch
The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good writing is clear thinking made visible.
Bill Wheeler

A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is also ignorant of his own language.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only the educated are free.

One`s work may be finished someday, but one`s education never.
Alexandre Dumas

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Oxana Zhigileva, Institute of Biology

I have long known Valeria Evdash and Nadezhda Zhuravleva – as professional teachers, enthusiastic in their work. So when I heard about the opening of the Center for Academic Writing ‘Impulse’ (CAWI), I immediately applied for all workshops and a course «English for Publishing». I cannot say that learning was easy, but it was very interesting, as a minimum, and – as a maximum – very useful.

Attending workshops helps to improve the competence not only in English but also in scientific writing in total due to the general guidelines for the preparation of scientific papers. A lot of things about English writing became clearly. I believe that the establishment of the Center is a very good idea. It is a pity that we have not had such a center before. I wish efficient work to tutors and all participants!

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