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Composition Clinic: Learn to use Lay Language


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Strategies for using lay language will help you convey technical and advanced ideas in ways that are more effective than “dumbing it down.” You may be preparing a grant or fellowship proposal, writing for online purposes or fine tuning your “job talk”— all of which require you to translate your work and research to persons outside of your core field of study.


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