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Effective written and oral communication of ideas is crucial for all scholars, teachers, researchers, and professionals. There are abundant resources at Stanford you can access to improve your writing and speaking skills.

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Write clearly, succinctly, and in a style appropriate to your discipline; write in many academic genres including course assignments, conference papers and posters, and manuscripts for publication.


Present your work and ideas verbally: in formal settings, such as conferences or job talks; in more casual settings, such as seminars; and to a variety of expert and lay audiences.

Using electronic and social media

Develop and maintain a professional online presence.