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The How to Write Proposals that Get Funded and papers that Get Cited Workshop Series with Dr. Joshua Schimel

Virtual Workshops

The Professional Development Initiative and ADVANCE at WSU present a series of three virtual workshops consisting of presentations and discussions lead by Dr. Schimel. The first session will focus on story and story structure – the big picture. What are the key elements that frame your strategy for a piece? Participants that register for this event will need to complete and submit a brief pre-workshop activity at least one week before the workshop. The second session will dive into the fine details – word use. How to sharpen writing to activate and clarify and to tighten it to save space (proposals all have page limits). The issue isn’t just avoiding “jargon” – we deal with technical material and must use technical terms. The issue is often more about using verbs badly. The third and final session will look at how do the small- and large-scale pieces fit together to create documents that flow and have power.

Participants will:

  • Identify key points to frame research and writing
  • Learn how to effectively clarify and condense writing
  • Integrate small- and large-scale pieces to create well-flowing and impactful pieces.
  • Participate in interactive discussions about writing and communication

Virtual Workshop Details

Session 1: Story and Story Structure (The Strategy of Communication)
     When: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12-2pm
     Registration: Click HERE

Session 2: Activating Language (The Tactics of Communication)
     When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12-2pm
     Registration: Click HERE

Session 3: Developing Flow and Coherence (The Magic In-between that Weds Strong Language with a Good Strategy to Make a Killer Document)
     When: Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12-2pm
     Registration: Click HERE

This workshop is open to faculty, administrators, graduate and professional students, and postdocs at all WSU locations. The event is virtual and free to all participants.


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