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Lay Summaries: Writing

Lay summaries offer researchers opportunities to increase the visibility and accessibility of their scientific studies and thus invite public dialogue. As a way to promote science communication, many open access 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, and why?

This workshop introduces graduate researchers to some of the ways in which lay summaries differ from scientific abstracts, the multiple purposes of lay summaries, and how lay summaries enhance science communication. Workshop participants will bring a draft lay summary to revise during dedicated writing time and receive feedback from peers and the workshop facilitator.

Workshop Facilitator: Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

For questions concerning the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication contact cwsc.info@ubc.ca.

*Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day before the workshop.*
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
  Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication     Writing  
Dr. Patty Kelly
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