Instead of writing a summary about this week's class, I decided to publish my sketchnotes from the talk (see above). Sketchnoting can be a great way to engage with seminar content WHILE creating sci comm materials! I learned about sketchnoting at this year's conference for the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, and I've been practicing it ever since. We humans are visual creatures, so communicating with more visual media is always encouraged!
On Monday we took our first dive into the world of narrative structure, which is the structural framework that underlies the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to an audience. For our purposes - narrative structure is all the decisions that you make about how to convey your information to your particular audience based on your particular goals.
This week we had 3 very special guests visit our class: Shana Passonno, Alysia Birkholz, and Beth Jakob! Shana and Alysia head up the Office of Professional Development, which is a fantastic resource if you haven't already been exposed to it, and have been critical in helping me find (and afford) guest speakers for this course. Beth is the Associate Dean of the grad school.