ASSIGNMENTS  

INAF 6209 TECH & TACTICS FOR INNOVATIVE POLICYMAKING

Assignment: Walking briefing 

Assignment #1: Policy language -> Talking points conversion [handout, example, template

Assignment #2: Op-ed [handout, media outlets, sample of published student op-eds]

Assignment #3: "Press conference" [handout, templatepress conference tipsQ&A tips]

Assignment #4: Interview synthesis memo [memo handout, memo template; final briefing handout]

RESOURCES 

Overview: Op-ed / Writing Guide; or, Surviving the Writing

To write well: Strunk & White's Elements of Style 

To write simply: Thing Explainer / Upgoer5 Text Editor

To avoid logic traps: The Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments 

To calculate words per page: Word Counter

To convert words to speaking time: Speech in Minutes

To structure an op-ed: The Op-Ed Project

To signal transitions in writing: Signposting