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. Participants will write or revise a draft lay summary during dedicated writing time and receive feedback from the facilitator. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a research project underway.
Facilitator: Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 10am – 12pm PT
Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day before the workshop. Please set your Zoom view to “Gallery,” in order to see all participants, and consider joining the discussion.
Questions about this event? Please contact the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication: email@example.com.
- Tuesday, June 1, 2021
- 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Dr. Patty Kelly