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Communicating Policy Seminars

Fall 2016 Writing Lab Workshops

 

TU

AUG

30

‚ÄčPolicy Memos

12:15-1:30 SRH 3.124

In this seminar, you’ll learn common organizational strategies, formatting, and writing style choices for policy memos. You’ll examine samples memos, evaluate their effectiveness, and practice devising strategies for different memo assignments.

THUR

SEPT

1

Citation & Ethics

12:15-1:30 SRH 3.124

(repeat) 5:15-6:30 SRH 3.124

Come learn strategies you can use from initial research throughout the writing process to track, incorporate, and cite sources accurately and responsibly.

TU

SEPT

13

Thank You Letters

12:15-1:30 SRH 3.312/360

A well-written and thoughtful thank you note is more than just a kindness – it’s an essential tool in your career management arsenal. Come learn the fine art of penning a proper thank you.

TH

OCT

6

Library Resources with PG Moreno

5:15-6:30  SRH 3.124

The UT Library includes a head-spinning number of databases, collections, and online resources. Come join Public Affairs and Social Work Librarian, PG Moreno, to get oriented to the resources most useful to LBJ students.

WED

OCT

19

Collaborative Writing Best Practices 

12:15-1:30  SRH 3.312/360

In your PRP and in your career, you’ll work in a team to draft, revise and publish a professional report. In this seminar we’ll discuss the various ways teams produce professional written work and best practices for managing the process.   

TH

NOV

3

Writing for Decision Makers

Special Guest: Dr. Ruth Wasem

5:15-6:30  SRH 3.124

After 16 years as a specialist in immigration policy for the Congressional Research Service, Dr. Wasem knows a thing or two about writing compelling documents for decision makers. Come hear stories from the field and get valuable advice. Light Refreshments Served.

TH

DEC

1

Data Communications

Special Guests: TBD

5:15-6:30  SRH 3.124

Come join a panel of expert guests who use data to tell stories that make a difference. You’ll learn communications best practices, including the software our experts use and how they learned it. Light Refreshments Served.