Resource Highlight: Public Writing Guide

We are excited to announce a new library guide to Public Writing!

Public writing is an important part of digital scholarship and public engagement. Public writing connects scholars and researchers with the communities who inform and are impacted by their work.

Public writing is an art that involves translating academic language and research into writing that is accessible and engaged in public spaces outside of academia. Public writing is an essential aspect of sharing research broadly, and an essential aspect of connecting, informing, and persuading.

The Library’s Public Writing guide, created by Denise Hattwig and Dr. Julie Shayne, with contributions by Alyssa Berger and Kat Wyly, provides a framework for thinking about and implementing public writing. The guide includes ideas for getting started, reflection prompts, tips on writing for the web and web accessibility, examples of public writing from UW Bothell faculty, and resources for learning more.

An especially important aspect of public writing is inclusivity. The Public Writing guide discusses inclusive and anti-oppressive language and accessibility, with reflection prompts and resources to help you get started.

Please contact Denise Hattwig for more information and support.

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