Shop Talk: Crafting Beautiful Sentences Monday, Feb. 2 Writers' shop talk: Crafting Beautiful Sentences -- Monday, Feb. 6th, 12:00 pm The complaint against academic writing is a familiar one: academics write deliberately impenetrable prose, riddled with jargon intended to frighten off outsiders. Or else they generate arid texts that hide a lack of craft behind an excuse of “objectivity” or technical specificity. But there is no reason that academic writing needs to be inscrutable or boring—the techniques of creative writers can still apply. This hands-on session will give participants the opportunity to practice pragmatic techniques for creating compelling, impactful prose. Name* First Last UCSD email* University status*Faculty / instructorPostdocStaffUndergraduateGraduateStudent ID #DepartmentDegree ProgramWhat makes you interested in this workshop topic?*What would you hope to get out of the workshop?*Anything else you'd like us to know?PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.