Writing Outside the (Scientific) Box. Technique, Inspiration & Practice
Regardless of your field, writing is likely part of your work as a scientist. Writing for a non-scientific audience, however, is outside your usual sphere. You may break out into sweat just thinking about it. Don’t worry, you are not alone. The good news: while talent plays a role as it does in any skill, so does technique and practice. Engaging writing is a skill that you can learn.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be an online course. In order to make this a feature instead of a bug, the course is broken down into several live sessions. The time in between we will use for exercises and short peer reviews which are self-scheduled. In addition, you will get short individual feedback sessions which we will schedule once the course has started. Despite the remote setup, the workshop will take a practical approach.
- Mind the gap, know your audience
- The art of storytelling without losing sight of the facts
- The house always wins… or does it? Guidelines and practical tips on how to work with social media
- The Swoosh Principle a.k.a. practical writing exercises with feedback.
HRA’s Project for Science Communication:
This workshop is part of a larger science communication project which is funded by the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung. Further information
This workshop is open to all users of the Hamburg Research Academy. The participation is free of charge.