Event Details

  • Lay Summaries: Telling Your Research Story to the Wider World
  • Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 11:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Research Commons Workshops
      Graduate Student Writing Support
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
  • Location: RM216
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  •  Koerner Building-Event Facilities & LabsClick here for map
  •  Point Grey Campus
  • Description: Workshop Instructors:
    • Dr. Jennifer Abel, PhD Linguistics and joint MAS/MLIS student at UBC's iSchool
    • Fernando Murillo, PhD Candidate, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
    • Harini Rajagopal, PhD Candidate, Language & Literacy Education, Faculty of Education

    Workshop Description:

    In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more journals, publications, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their work for non-specialists. But how do you describe your specialized research in a way that people who aren’t experts can understand?

    This workshop will help you to understand what a lay summary is and how it’s different from an abstract. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to work on creating a lay summary for your research, and get feedback on it from the workshop facilitators and other participants. This workshop will be most useful for you if you already have a thesis or dissertation research project underway.

  • Facilitator(s): Susan Atkey, Sarah Blay, Sarah Blay

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