Professional Development

APEX Workshop: Writing in Lay Language

April 07, 2016

Want people to understand your work without getting bogged down in the technicalities?

Lay language is needed in order to convey technical and advanced ideas in ways that are more effective than “dumbing it down”. You may be preparing a grant or fellowship proposal, writing for online purposes or fine tuning your “job talk”— all of which require you to translate your work and research to audiences outside of your core field of study. 

Writing in Lay Language

  • Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
  • Time:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Burnaby, Library 7200
  • Register using myInvolvement

 Join Poh Tan from the Student Learning Commons as she demystifies the process of translating your academic research into lay language. There will be opportunities to improve your own work, so be sure to bring a document to practice with. 

All registrants should bring a piece of writing that they would like to begin writing in lay language. This could be a current work in progress or previous writing that can help to inform your future writing.

This workshop is part of the Knowledge Translation Series.  Click here to find out about other workshops in the series. 

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