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Academic Writing Programme: Writing for Non-Specialist Audiences

l dot berdauskas at warwick dot ac dot ukCourse overview Date, venue & booking

This workshop focuses on writing for non-specialist audiences, looking at both textual and non-textual modes of communication. The session will involve discussion and exercises based on the participants experiences as both writers and readers of research, with an emphasis on identifying the needs and requirements of different non-specialist audiences. The workshop will also offer the chance to create a take-away action plan for communicating your research to non-specialists.

Who is it for?

The workshop is open to all Research Active Staff and final year PhD students at Warwick University

Session Objectives:

By the end of the session you will have:

  • Identified your target non-specialist audiences and how to tailor your writing for them.
  • Discussed different ways and shared practice in how your research could be communicated (both textual and non-textual).
  • Write for particular non-specialist audience and get peer feedback.
  • Created an action plan for communicating your next/current research project to non-specialists.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Please bring along an example of successful writing that you have read as a non-specialist as well as examples of any press releases, website, blogs, public engagement or widening participation material you have written.

Led by:

Dr Rochelle Sibley, convenor of the Writing Centre, part of the Warwick Writing Programmes.



Date: 21 May 2015

Time: 12-4.30pm

Venue: Room 3, Wolfson Research Exchange, Library

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Catering provided:

Lunch is provided on arrival with further refreshments in the afternoon.

Any questions?

Administration arrangements:

Contact l dot berdauskas at warwick dot ac dot uk or ext. 73908, LDC admin support

Workshop arrangements:

Sandy Sparks or ext. 74121, Learning Development Centre