Wenner-Gren Foundation/SAPIENS Online Workshops in Writing for the Public

Essay Writing

Instructor: Daisy Yuhas

Learn how to pitch and write a successful essay for SAPIENS and other popular magazines. Before the class you will brainstorm a list of 1-3 essay ideas and send them in advance to the instructor, as well as prep by reading two essays in advance. The class then begins with a discussion of where ideas come from and how to think of matching a piece of writing to a particular outlet. Next, the class will review the two assigned scientist-written essays and learn about the key components that make them successful (or not so much). Through these exercises students will learn about how to start a story, where the thesis, how narrative or anecdotal material is woven in, how background and history fits in, how sources are incorporated, strategies for organization, and more.

Date: 12/04/2019 (Wed.)

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Created by:   Daniel Salas
 
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Rachel Kingsley
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Serena Stein
Leandro Cascon
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