Writing for Publication Module


Publishing scholarly reports and articles is a chief concern for all academicians. While the keys to publication are straightforward--familiarity with the journal, a clear, error-free manuscript, and compliance with the submission guidelines--the details of the process are cumbersome and can be difficult to navigate. The Compass Program provides an unambiguous discussion on publishing, as well as tips and tricks for getting a reviewer on your side. Submit a draft manuscript after the program and receive a critique with editing.


In the Compass Program Writing for Publication Module, you will engage in individual, small-group and class-wide exercises and discussions related to:

  • The characteristics of writing clear and compelling manuscripts
  • Avoiding mistakes identified by reviewers
  • Common academic writing problems
  • Use of text editing techniques to enhance clarity of manuscripts
  • The bookends approach for writing single-concept paragraphs
  • Writing strategies for each section of an educational research manuscript
  • The reasons for rejection of manuscripts
  • Manuscript critique and evaluation, with comparison to the actual feedback and recommendations submitted by real reviewers


Dates and Location:

The Writing for Publication Module will be held on April 17-18, 2014. The class times are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.


This module will be presented at AAL’s training facility in Atlanta, GA, only 30 minutes from the airport, and are presented within walking distance of hotels, restaurants, public transportation, and attractions. Directions and hotel recommendations will be provided after registration.



The tuition of $595 includes class materials and lunch during the two-day program. Individuals can enroll in any or all of the modules, in any order, and at any time. Anyone who enrolls in more than one module is eligible to receive tuition discounts on subsequent programs:


  • If you enroll in two Compass modules, the tuition will be reduced to $575 for each.
  • If you enroll in three Compass modules, the tuition will be reduced to $550 for each.
  • If you enroll in all four Compass modules, the tuition will be reduced to $495 for each


Also, group discounts are available for 3 or more faculty attending from the same institution. For details, CONTACT US.


There are no prerequisites for this Compass module: you can take only this one, or you can register for two or more in any order--and not even in the same year--and receive a tuition discount. If you enroll in just one Compass module and then decide to enroll in additional sessions, the multi-module discounts above will be applied and the appropriate refund will be provided. All discounts will be applied immediately if paying online, or will be reflected in the invoice we send if you or your institution prefers to pay by check.




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