Learning how to communicate your research is invaluable in terms of your professional development and can be an important part of your career as a graduate student and beyond. Join us in this four-week program to develop your written, visual, and spoken communication skills. This program brings together GPSPD partners from the Writing Center, the UT Libraries, and the Graduate School to help you as you answer the question “What’s Your Work About?”
Crafting Clear and Compelling Abstracts
October 1, 5:00–6:30 p.m., 127 Hodges Library
This workshop will outline the purpose, expectations, and general structure of an abstract, a genre used to communicate complex ideas concisely for other researchers. The session is designed for graduate students who are or will be preparing to submit an abstract to present at a conference or for publication and will include hands-on writing practice.
Research as Storytelling
October 15, 5:00–6:30 p.m., 127 Hodges Library
This workshop will provide tools and techniques for using the spoken word to communicate your research to a variety of audiences. This session is designed for graduate students who envision themselves explaining their work to potential funders, community partners, and other researchers in a way that is clear and compelling.
Designing a Research Poster
October 8, 5:00–6:30 p.m., 127 Hodges Library
This workshop is designed to provide introductory information for individuals designing research posters. Participants will explore poster design concepts, research poster elements, software available for poster design, and campus resources to support poster design and printing. This session is designed for graduate students who plan to share their work through a research poster presentation and will include hands-on time to explore design software, during which students can work with sample data or bring their own data to work with.
October 22, 5:00–6:30 p.m., 127/128/129 Hodges Library
In this session, participants will share two works they created during the first three sessions. Members of the audience (peers and invited faculty) will provide constructive feedback and comments.