Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Graduate Writing Center
Meriam Library 4th Floor

Workshop 14: “Last Impressions: Conclusions and Recommendations That Do Not Insult the Reader’s Intelligence” will discuss different approaches to writing a subtle summary of the initial research questions, findings, and the conclusions reached upon the research questions. The workshop will also emphasize the importance of presenting any limitation to the findings—writing about these limitations in a way that does not sound like the writer is trying to create an excuse for a lack of credible, convincing, and compelling evidence and thereby apologizing for wasting the valuable time of his audience. No—the most important message here is to let the writer know that this is the time for her to speak up—she has earned the right if she has followed all the advice in these workshops! Yes, this is the moment when the scholar has earned the right to offer suggestions and recommendations, to impart wisdom without coming off as preachy, to issue warning and proclamation of good news, to not only enter the conversation but to facilitate the conversation.