Scholars must able to communicate their work to a variety of audiences for different purposes (e.g. disciplinary conference, applications for graduate school or employment, interviews for news stories, impromptu elevator speech, explaining to friends and family what they did all summer). In this section of the workshop, mentors will help guide you in writing a brief summary of your project, starting with the most specific audience in mind. From there, we will talk discuss how to draw out various aspects of your project for different audiences.
In the next workshop, you will test your communication skills with visiting staff and alumni representing two audiences:
1. potential employers or grad school admissions, and
2. members of the general public or the press.
Include all write-ups of your work in your workshop document.