Workshop: Clear, accurate, concise writing

July 6, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Most writing classes approach clarity, accuracy, conciseness through style, yet subjective arguments such as “it’s nicer” seldom convince rational minds, who wonder what, exactly, is nicer about it. Approaching effective writing from structure, not style, this lecture discusses how to construct paragraphs and phrase sentences that answer all the readers’ questions as effortlessly, as usefully and as fast as possible for them.

Date: Friday, Oct. 5

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch provided)

Location: Palmer Commons, Forum Hall

Facilitated by: Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D.

An articulate, entertaining and thought-provoking  speaker, Doumont successfully reaches a wide range of audiences worldwide as a trainer or an invited speaker at companies, top-ranked universities, research laboratories and major conferences. He is an engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and holds a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University.

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is open to faculty only. Questions? Contact Jordan Wright at If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright. Please also let Jordan know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Please allow at least two weeks advance notice as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.