Skills Lab

Popular Writing

 INFORMATION

Course prices

This workshop is free of charge for all students of the University of Twente

Group size

Maximum 15 participants

Trainer

Frank Nuijens, frank@franknu.com

FOR WHOM?

All students with an interest in learning how to communicate complex (scientific) information to a non-technical audience in writing.

RESULT

Upon completing this workshop:

  • you can collect, select, structure and formulate complex information
  • you can transform such information into a popularized journalistic story in the form of a news article, press release or blog post
  • you can analyse and discuss the characteristics of science journalism and its relation to society

CONTENT

  • During their study, students receive academic writing skills. But how do you translate scientific knowledge in, for example, a bachelor's or master's thesis into a convincing and attractive text in for example a news item, press release or blog post? To popularise specific and complex knowledge, journalistic skills are needed.
  • In this course you will learn various techniques used to present scientific knowledge and insights in a widely understandable form.¬†You will learn to apply journalistic and popularisation techniques to a subject of your own choice.
  • All participants will receive a PDF by e-mail after the workshop with a summary of the learning points and slides used during the workshop.

DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT

This workshop consists of one evening session of three hours, 18:00 - 21:00.

Signing up for this course

This course will be offered in spring 2019.

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