Curiosity and Writing

Until recently, I had never even wondered about these things: Could reparations for historic slavery be funded locally? Also, why does imprecise language in the field of entomology matter? They are two of the fascinating questions that faculty members in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota are delving into. Students who are accepted into this highly selective graduate school get to work on cutting edge questions like these. When finished, they go on to make the world better by setting policy in government or running nonprofit organizations.

As I tell students in my writing workshops, one of the great things about informational writing is that it’s a chance to learn about something new.  You get to delve deeply into a subject or field, then decide what readers need to know, and present it to them in an interesting way. I’ll be working on this set of recruitment materials throughout the summer, and they will be published in the fall.

June 28th, 2022