USM Foundation

5.4.23 Strategies for Outlining and Organizing Documents

Strategies for Outlining and Organizing Documents

Thursday, May 4, 2023
10:00 am – 11:15 am

This workshop will focus on how to write more efficiently and spend less time staring at a blank screen. Strategies covered will include how to focus your document on a main claim or idea; how to think about your audience as you shape your document; and how to organize a document using a reverse outline or a flexible outline. This will be an interactive workshop with brief exercises.

Presented by Jane Rosenzweig

Jane Rosenzweig is the director of the Harvard College Writing Center and the author of the Writing Hacks newsletter. She has worked as a staff editor at the Atlantic and a member of the fiction staff at the New Yorker.  Her work has been published  in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, the American Prospect, the Boston Globe, and Chronicle Review. She holds a BA from Yale, an M.Litt. from Oxford, and an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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