Garreau imparts tips for academic writers

<p><a href="">J… Garreau</a>, the Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture and Values and Director of The Prevail Project at the College of Law, recently participated in a panel, "Rethinking our Writing, Rewriting our Thinking," designed to help ASU faculty members bring their work to larger audiences.</p><separator></separator><p>A longtime editor of the opinion section at <em><em>The Washington Post</em></em>, Garreau said he and his colleagues knew immediately how to edit a submission from an academic.</p><separator></separator><p>"Before we even read it, we would go to his last paragraph and move it up to the top, because we knew that's where he'd buried his lede," he said.</p><separator></separator><p>Garreau, whose books include <em>Edge City: Life on the New Frontier</em> and <em>Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies - and What It Means to Be Human</em>, said he routinely writes about subjects where there is "a tall cliff between what the academic understands and my mother."</p><separator></separator><p>The workshop was presented by the Initiative for Innovative Inquiry, Hugh Downs School of Communication, Institute for Social Research, Consortium for Science, Policy &amp; Outcomes, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. To read the full story, click <a href="">here</a>.</p><separator…, who joined the College in 2010, is a student of culture, values and change. He is a former longtime reporter and editor at <em>The Washington Post</em>, and principal of The Garreau Group, a network of sources committed to understanding who we are, how we got that way, and where we're headed. Garreau is a fellow at The New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., an affiliate of The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at Oxford, a Science Journalism Laureate at Purdue University, and a member of the Global Business Network.<br /><br />Janie Magruder, <a href=""><span style="color: #0000ff;"><br /></span></a>(480) 727-9052<span style="font-size: 9pt; color: black; font-family: Tahoma;" lang="EN"><br />Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law</span></p>