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Research: Join the Conversation: Speaking up!

For those beginning disciplinary research, how to join the scholarly conversation.

Joining in the Conversation

Often, the next step after doing research should be: Now what? 

Now is your chance to enter the conversation that is happening in your discipline with your own contribution to the scholarly conversation.  This may take different forms depending on your program requirements, personal goals, and available opportunity, but may include:

  • Oral Presentation or Brown Bag Session
  • Poster Presentation
  • Journal Publication

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations can be very intimidating, but these sites will help you plan and prepare.

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations involve conveying a lot of information visually, and these sites can guide you in designing your poster well.

Journal Publication

Journal publication can be a long process, and one that you will likely collaborate closely with your advisor on.  Here are some tools that may help in selecting a journal to publish in, following their guidelines, and getting help revising your work.