Public Writing – Turning an Academic Paper into a Blogpost (with Elise Vist and James Skidmore)
Graduate students do a lot of academic writing within their disciplines, be it journal articles, conference presentations, or seminar papers. But what if you’d like to communicate your findings to an audience beyond your peers or professors? Come to this workshop with a piece of academic writing you'd like to turn into a blog, and we'll take you through the first steps to help you kickstart the process. We’ll examine how to turn academic writing into a blogpost which can then serve as the basis for various kinds of public-facing communications. The webinar itself will include time for you to work on revising an academic paper for a more public purpose, so come with a seminar essay, conference paper, or another piece of academic writing you'd like to work on.
Hosted by the Writing and Communication Centre and the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, University of Waterloo.
Thank you to all who attended the webinar! Below you will find links to additional resources including the Q&A answers.
Did you miss the webinar? You can watch a recording of it here:
- Q&A Answers from Elise and Skid
- Public Writing Workbook - This workbook has exercises to help you before, during, and after the webinar, plus additional resources on public scholarship.
- Check out this list of academic blogs to help you start thinking about how to structure your blogpost: https://wakelet.com/wake/amV6U4HHrIHX8lRLRc5dg