WaterLeadership-Write it up: Practical tips for communicating your research

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As part of the WaterLeadership training series, the Water Institute presents Write it up: Practical tips for communicating your research.

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It is becoming increasingly important for academics to learn how to effectively disseminate their findings to a broader audience. This can be done in many different ways but in this webinar, we focus on communicating effectively through written pieces such as posters, infographics, blogs, short articles, etc.

In this session, you will gain practical tips for communicating complex scientific concepts to a non-technical public. This includes identifying who your audience is, developing engaging and effective messages that spark interest and enthusiasm, and using plain language to improve the accessibility and readability of your work.

We will also provide specific tips for creating great research impact posters and infographics that tell the story of your research in an appealing way.

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Elisabeth Van Stam, University of Waterloo Writing and Communication Centre

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- Identify and learn how to target potential audiences for your message

- Craft impactful and interesting messages that resonates with your audience

- Tips for creating impactful research impact posters and infographics

- Avoid elements that reduce clarity (e.g., abstractions, long subjects, using the passive voice, etc.)

- Recognize and eliminate jargon and acronyms in your writing

Who should take this training: Researchers who are interested in sharing their science with groups and individuals outside of the academic sector.

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