Event Details

  • Lay Summaries: Writing
  • Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Type: Workshop
  • Series: Graduate Student Writing Support
      Graduate Student Workshop Series
      Research Commons Workshops
  • Location: Other 1 - See Event Description
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  • Description: In 2017, UBC added a lay summary requirement to all theses and dissertations, and more and more academic journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do experts communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences?

    This workshop helps researchers understand how lay summaries differ from abstracts, the multiple purposes of lay summaries, and how lay summaries enhance science communication and increase research visibility. Participants will write or revise a lay summary (thesis, dissertation, research article), and receive feedback from the workshop facilitators and other participants. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.

    Workshop Facilitators: Patty Kelly & Eury Chang (Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication)

    Woodward Library: Sherrington Room
  • Facilitator(s): Patty Kelly

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