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Communicating Research to Audiences Outside your Field

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Where: 2122 Sheridan Road, Room 140, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Elizabeth Anne Lenaghan  

Group: The Writing Place

Category: Academic


Successful graduate students need to be able to make their research accessible to audiences both within their own specialty and outside of it. Whether the audience is a job search committee reading a cover letter, a funding organization reviewing a grant application, or friends at a dinner party, graduate students must be able to clearly communicate the topic, results, and impact of their research. This workshop will discuss how to convey academic research effectively in various settings. Topics covered include identifying audience, setting the appropriate tone, selecting relevant content, and packaging the information. You will have a chance to see and critique several examples of communication styles for audiences with varying levels of technical expertise. You will also get the opportunity to turn your research into a blurb for a lay audience and receive feedback from fellow participants.

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