Clear Language Summary

Development Practice [IDEV*3300]

For the duration of the course, students work with one of two community partners to address a problem or issue that the partner organization is facing. Through lectures and guest speakers, students gain the terminology and technical knowledge needed to produce a final report. Students also gain professional experience aggregating their findings and presenting them to an audience in their end-of-term conference.

Clear Language Summaries

Many academic products, such as peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations, are inaccessible because of discipline-specific jargon and paywalls. In response to this issue, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute obtained OMAFRA funding and offered clear language writing training for students and staff at the University of Guelph. Trainees produced over 130 clear language research summaries between 2011 and 2013. These summaries translate academic research into accessible language, creating a description that is easy to understand for all knowledge users.

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Clear Language Summary
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Knowledge Mobilization