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ECON 3700 - Writing as an Economist (Spring 2024): Writing - Scholarship as Conversation

Learning to Communicate as an Economist

When economists write about a particular topic, they are participating in a discussion -- informing the reader about their research and analysis, taking issue with particular findings and/or attempting to convince the reader of their argument.

Your professor would like you to read this short piece on "Scholarship as Conversation", and think about how economists communicate their ideas and findings. Prepare yourself to join the discussion. :)

Scholarship as Conversation

"Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations."

- Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, The Association for College and Research Libraries, 2016.

Go to the links below learn about some of the practicalities or communicating (writing) as a scholar of Economics.

Writing Guides

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